By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Church at Rancho de Taos - Rancho de Taos, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 36° 21.508 W 105° 36.522
13S E 445388 N 4023881
Quick Description: The buttress of the Church at Rancho de Taos in Rancho de Taos, NM.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2016 8:05:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMTHP0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
"Construction on the church began around 1772 and was completed in 1815 by Franciscan Fathers and its patron is Saint Francis of Assisi. It is made of adobe, similar to many of the other Spanish missions in New Mexico. It was the center of the fortified Ranchos de Taos Plaza for protection against Comanche attackers.

It is located a few miles south of Taos Pueblo and has inspired some of the greatest number of depictions of any building in the United States. It was the subject of several paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, and photographs by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and Ned Scott. Georgia O'Keeffe described it as "one of the most beautiful buildings left in the United States by the early Spaniards." The Taos Chamber of Commerce states that the building is "one of the most photographed and painted churches in the world".

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It is also designated as a World Heritage church. (visit link)
Visit Instructions:

Post your picture you take at the location, but there's no need to post Ansel's image again.

*We All Have to Share this Sandbox, So Play Nice*

You may not agree with the Waymark Owner on the location, and that's fine. Post your coordinates in your log. We'll see if future finders agree with you or not ;)
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Ansel Adams Photo Hunt
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
iconions visited Church at Rancho de Taos - Rancho de Taos, NM 9/20/2017 iconions visited it
05auditt visited Church at Rancho de Taos - Rancho de Taos, NM 9/13/2013 05auditt visited it

View all visits/logs