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“Can't really describe it adequately”
Review of Spanish Church

Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Zuni
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Owner description: Church decorated with elaborate murals depicting traditional Zuni dancers.
Reviewed 10 November 2015

If you go to Zuni, you will certainly want to visit the Spanish church which is filled with history and mystery. I will not attempt to explain it or describe it, but it left me with a feeling of overwhelming awe. There are some places that carve a place into your heart, and this is one of them.

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Reviewed 6 June 2015

The zuni murals in this church are spectacular and must not be missed!! The best way to enter the church to book an informative tour with the visitor's center which includes a walking tour of the pueblo. I also recommend before going to look on utube to a 1/2 documentary on the artist Seowtewa to prepar you for the remarkable work and his life.

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Reviewed 15 May 2015

This tour is best if Ken Seowtewa is giving it. Ken is the muralist who has worked on the church murals for 40 years with is father Alex who passed away last year. Ken very personal take on the church history and the murals is inspiring. This project is his families ongoing project.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 12 March 2015

We made special trip to Zuni yesterday because we had been there a number of times starting about 25 years ago and were fortunate to be abel to watch the mural painter who had dedicated his life to painting the murals on the side walls of this church. When we tried to go last year, we learned that one must have a reservation for a tour to visit the church and all tours the day we were there were sold out. Yesterday we made reservations for a tour today at !0:00 and Gloria was our wonderful guide. We spent more than an hour in the church while Gloria told us basic information and was kind enough to answer questions from the 4 of us on our tour. It was cold today and we were all REALLY cold by the time we left the church and could sit in the sun for a bit. There is a lot of history and culture in the church that has trouble remaining sound. There are water problems especially on the north wall where the plaster on which the mural is painted is falling off the wall.
One must be respectful of the Zuni spiritualism and customs; it is their way of life and they wish to maintain it in their own way. No photos are allowed unless you purchase a camera tag and even then I don't believe that you are allowed to photograph the murals - be sure to ask.

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Reviewed 25 December 2014

We went off the main road quite a ways to see the old Spanish church. I would not recommend taking your time nor your money. The rather unfriendly guides present a dismissive overview of the church. It is obviously not kept up and the disrepair is a commentary of their view of the oppression from those years. The inside is painted with Zuni religious paintings, but the guides are not allowed to talk about them. There is little historical information available, and little talk of everyday life or the benefits of this tiny town. The jewelry shops are good nearby

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