We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Hacienda del los Martinez

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 708 Hacienda Rd, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number:
+1 575-758-1000
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:01 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Living Museum of Late Spanish Colonial Period in Northern New Mexico built...

Living Museum of Late Spanish Colonial Period in Northern New Mexico built in 1804 by Severino Martinez and his family. On National Register of Historic Places. Winter Hours are a shortened version of our regular season hours.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 159 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
  • 69
    Very good
  • 9
  • 0
  • 0
History buff? Don't miss this!

If you are visiting Taos and are at all interested in its history, this place is not to be missed. I learned more about 18th cent Hispanic NM in my visit here than in years of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2015
Pat D
Add Photo Write a Review

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 153: English reviews
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you are visiting Taos and are at all interested in its history, this place is not to be missed. I learned more about 18th cent Hispanic NM in my visit here than in years of reading about the period. This was my second visit, and I found it just as interesting as the first. There are almost twenty rooms... More 

2 Thank Pat D
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
213 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Were they really the "good ole days? Built in 1804, La Hacienda del los Martinez marked the northern end of the famous trade route Camino Real which began in Mexico City and became the commercial hub of the Taos Valley. Once Mexico freed itself from Spain in 1821, La Hacienda became an important trade area for American goods shipped west... More 

2 Thank Bruce H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Have you ever wondered what a hacienda was really like? This is the place to see then. You really get a sense of history and life in the southwest in the 1600-1800s. Worth the visit.

Thank jmaison
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Very interesting self guided tour with a lady at the desk who loves the property and history and was happy to share her knowledge.

Thank Gretchen N
Thomasville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

A look at life in the 1800's. Good house and the hostess was so enthusiastic it was contagious. Spent a couple hours were and would go back.

Thank Ken S
Level Contributor
178 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This is an authentic hacienda of the middle class, well worth the visit. I have visited very elegant haciendas which show how the 1% lived, but here was a more realistic example of the west in the last century or so. They do well to keep it up with little more than volunteers. There are a number of rooms to... More 

Thank saintjack
Catonsville, MD
Level Contributor
60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The hacienda is a 21-room complex built around two courtyards that was a home to the Martinez family and its servants as well as housing the family business. Furnishing is sparse, but there are informative displays on weaving, blacksmithing, and leather work. When we visited, there was also a display of quilts by local artists. The hacienda provides good insights... More 

Thank catonsviller
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Nice little place, a couple of miles out of town. I think the term that best describes this place is "under curated." You stumble through a series of dimmly lit rooms and some have interesting pictures with few notations, and others are just a jumble of similar items. A bit of 'figure it out for yourself, cowboy.'

Thank Terry V
Ashland, Ohio
Level Contributor
56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We've been here before and enjoy it. There are usually very few people here, so it's easier to get into imagining being an early Spanish settler living here than if it were full of tourists. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy it, but if not, you may feel there isn't much to see.

Thank Judy W
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Interesting historic site consisting of self-guided tour of the rooms in the hacienda. Nice gift shop also.

Thank judyhobbes

Travellers who viewed La Hacienda del los Martinez also viewed


Been to La Hacienda del los Martinez? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Hacienda del los Martinez and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Knoxville, Tennessee
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from La Hacienda del los Martinez staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?