San Geronimo Catholic

San Geronimo Roman Catholic Church, Taos Pueblo Heritage Site
San Geronimo Roman Catholic Church, Taos Pueblo Heritage Site

The Taos Pueblo is a World Heritage Site today and is technically still inhabited.  The pueblo has no electricity or indoor plumbing, so most of the community live just outside the 1000 year-old pueblo walls or in other locations and return for celebrations.  The first Spanish priest to the mission arrived in 1598 and a church was originally built in 1627. San Geronimo de Taos as it stands today was built in 1850.  The adobe church is the third building, having replaced those damaged in earlier conflicts.  The inside is very small and photography wasn’t permitted, so I’m including a few photos of the surrounding area instead.

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