- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
Built in 1781, one of Santa Fe's most recognizable adobe churches is also one of its oldest. Inside, there's a terrific collection of carved wooden santos, figurines of the Catholic saints. Italian Renaissance and Mexican baroque paintings also hang on the walls. The most prized of the bunch is Our Lady of Guadalupe, from 1783, by Jose de Alzibar, one of Mexico's most noted painters.
- This is an excellent example of Spanish Colonial architecture with adobe walls that measure three to five feet thick. Built in the late 1700s, the building has been restored to its original glory. Mass is still held here once a month. Inside the sanctuary is a beautiful altar painting done in 1783 by José de Alzibar, a famous Mexican artist. The Santuario hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year including art shows and musical programs. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
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