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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

60 St Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557
+1 575-758-2754
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Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and painted by famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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60 St Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557
+1 575-758-2754
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in on a weekday, thereby avoiding the weekend crowds and problems with parking. We had a bit of a problem actually finding the entrance, but our GPS was right all along (if you are on the post office road, its the next street...More

Thank CSfromFC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do not miss this stop along the way into Taos whether you are catholic or not. You will feel the sense of history and enjoy the architecture at the very least. It is one of the most photographed icons. Do ask to see the mystery...More

Thank profcarr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on the way to Santa Fe. This church is so inspiring and beautiful. The locals were working on the garden and getting it ready for Sunday.

Thank iconions
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was to be one of the highlights of my NM trip. The website and the Taos Visitor Ctr said there was mass at10:00. Not so. Special events change their mass schedules and they don't post the changes on their website. Church was locked. Steady...More

Thank betterontheroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church. Excellent photo ops. Both Georgia O' Keefe and Ansel Adams worked here because of the light. Church is small and for most folks likely a 15-30 minute stop. If you're an artist or photographer, plan on a longer stay.

Thank deepfreud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on The Historic Trolley Tour. Our guide shared information on its construction and maintenance. We had time for outside photos. He pointed out items of significance such as a portrait of the Madonna with a baby bump.

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I didn't get to go in (both times visited were after closing), the building itself is absolutely beautiful. I had read up on some of the history prior to my trip. Seeing it in person was very satisfying. I love old old churches and...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing the church that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams was another not to be missed site in my mind. It's such a powerful reminder of what people of faith can do when they set their mind to it!!! As with all churches it's a...More

Thank Deby S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NO ONE, including militant atheists, should miss this church (Misiòn/Mission San Francisco de Asis/St. Francis of Assisi) 3-4? Miles south of the Plaza on east side of main road (Paseo del Pueblo [Sur]). Chatted with fellow tourists, one remarking "It looks like it grew out...More

Thank nem00utis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove in through snow covered peaks from Las Vegas NM and stopped first at this church which is one of the oldest in the area! The church and grounds are well kept and very interesting historically and architecturally but the surrounding plaza is eclectic...More

Thank scot1ru
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Response from Pam K | Reviewed this property |
No restrictions were given by our tour guide. Most of the people I saw were in pants, capris or shorts with a respectful top--t-shirt, pull-over, or jacket.
Chuck R
14 August 2015|
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Response from Beverly H | Reviewed this property |
Easy parking at the back of the church (which is the street side) or go around the church (from either side) and park at the front of the church. I know seems confusing but it's not once you're there!