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“Back in time”
Review of Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo
Ranked #15 of 114 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico.Taos Pueblo Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:00pm.Guided Tours available daily starting at 9:00 am.Pueblo Shops open daily.Taos Pueblo is expected to be open for the winter season. Any closures would be due to unexpected events within the community and will be posted on our official website.
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Parts of this pueblo go back almost a millenium, although much of it (being adobe) is renewed every year. Our tour - and tour guide - both very interesting, especially details about the larger multistoried dwelling, the iconic cemetery, and the sacred mountains that provide history, scenic background, and water supply for the pueblo. Shops on the pueblo sell jewelry, pottery, paintings, instruments, and baked goods (made in wood-fired ovens on the pueblo). Your chance to try fry bread. Prepare to spend several hours here - there will be some walking, some sitting to take in the views, and a little shopping. Prepare yourself also for the pueblo's sad history at the hands of settlers, but also to be inspired by the residents' resilience and spirit.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Loved my time at Taos Pueblo. My tour guide, Louie had so much information to give us, as well as his personal stories. The shop keepers were all super nice and utterly wonderful. I spent time talking to each of them. All, in all, a real pleasure and great way to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful well maintained early settlement in New Mexico, Must take a tour and shuttle from the visitor center. Interesting history told by local young adults. Well worth whatever the entry fee was.
Some small shops in the buildings. pottery sold on a few tables as we passed.

1  Thank Sashi2
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Taos Pueblo is a little commercial but well worth an hour of your time to walk around, learn the history, see the artwork and mostly study how this fabulous place has been standing and inhabited for more than 1000 years. Just pay your fee ($14 for seniors) and walk around at your leisure. As we entered we were offered a free tour by a local resident (a college student) and the history lesson and explanations of the culture and traditions made the visit much more interesting. Definitely take the tour. You are welcome to enter a few of the buildings (if there is an open door for shopping or fry bread) and the people are extremely friendly as your visit. Everyone of them said "Enjoy Your Visit'.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This attraction is special and the fact that it is still inhabited and so very well taken care of is commendable and exceptional. The fact that it is shared with everyone...a privilege. The small entrance fee is needed and helps with the upkeep of this treasure.

The day we went, some of the local men were re-mudding a portion of their house...the old fashioned way with mud and straw and a top slurry...and using home built ladders. Besides that, the women of the Pueblo were baking bread in the rounded outdoor ovens and selling it hot out of the ovens. Some of the women were selling strung bead necklaces as a way to earn some extra money....we choose to pay what they ask out of respect for them. Across the creek on the south side, is a wonderful trading post with a huge array of goods at reasonable prices. Its subtle, if you aren’t sure where it is...ask. Once inside, its remarkably large with goods in a wide price range!

The creek runs through the center of this “living" Pueblo and the beauty and sound of that only enhances the experience. There are small foot bridges that allow you to pass from one side of the Pueblo to the other. The little kids and their dogs can be seen and heard playing near the creek. Later in the afternoon the sunlight hits the buildings at just the right angles where photographs turn out vibrant with color. It is what photographers call their “magic hour”. You are allowed to photograph the buildings, ovens, creek, resident dogs and central areas of the Pueblo but are not allowed to photograph people or their church and cemetery without asking permission.

The photo permit is automatic and included with your admission fee. It used to be that you had to buy a camera tag and permit as an added cost...not now.

Thank MaryEllenM27
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