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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

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Address: 60 St Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557
Phone Number: +1 575-758-2754
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Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and...

Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and painted by famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

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Interesting historical church.

Most photographed church in the USA - so I won't add one here. Very interesting design. It was a peaceful chilly November day when we were there, and we were the only people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most photographed church in the USA - so I won't add one here. Very interesting design. It was a peaceful chilly November day when we were there, and we were the only people around - very surreal. It is the church where they had Dennis Hopper's funeral - he is buried in a cemetery only 5 minutes away.

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Mission Church is steeped in local history. Wonderful architecture, interior which just breathes antiquity and local culture. As with all Catholic Churches you feel that peace and comfort and a knowledge that so many have trodden the same aisle before you. It is a must visit for all denominations. The grounds are simple but nice.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the church simply because it was one of Ansel Adams' famous photography works. The church did not disappoint and my husband and I were both able to capture some amazing shots. Of course the clear, blue helped out a lot too.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on a Monday morning and the website for the Mission said the church was open at 9 am. However, when we got there at nine, there was no one around. The church and gift shop were closed up tight. We looked at the grounds and took some photos but really wanted to see inside the church itself.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No photography is allowed inside, but the wooden panels are worth a peak into in this 18th century mission church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a wonderful, clear October day. Historic and beautiful old mission church was such a peaceful atmosphere. The surrounding buildings in the village are very old and interesting as well. I was able to take several photos of the area.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hit all the buttons. Old, solemn, quiet. You can view the interior (photos not allowed), be aware it is still an active place of worship. It is good to walk entirely around. Interesting buildings in the area.

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Lake Conroe, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allegedly most photographed church in U. S. Real adobe structure that is redone each spring in the center of an historic village square. Be sure to check out the Mystery Painting in the Church Office - small entry fee but well worth the price. Services are still conducted in this old church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well. What can I say. It is a beautiful. We visited on a lovely sunny day. The scene was breathtaking and peaceful. There were no other visitors. The rear of the church backs on to the main route 68 and its front is in the Ranchos de Taos plaza. It was built in the late 18th to early 19th centuries... More 

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Vernon, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Old religious images are just unattractive. Passing a grave for unborn babies is very Catholic, but offputting for those who believe that the emphasis on protecting fetuses and neglecting the living in need is unchristian.

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