- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
This is a great walk to do from any of the downtown hotels; climb the stairs above town, just off the Paseo and Otero Streets, and walk back in time to the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, when local Native Americans group protested their mistreatment under the Spanish colonialists; twenty-one Franciscan friars were killed. For very little effort, you get spectacular views of downtown and the Round House, the peaks of the Sangre de Cristos, and the Jemez mountains.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be here at sundown for spectacular views. Parking can be difficult; be prepared to walk.
- During the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, 21 Franciscan Friars died in the fight between the natives and the Spanish. A single white cross sits on a terraced hill overlooking Santa Fe to honor these friars. The path leading up to the cross is paved and has handrails. Plaques describing the surrounding sights dot the pathways. Come for a quiet walk during a spectacular sunset; the vista is breathtaking.
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