Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement consisting of dwellings and ... More
Pueblo de Taos
Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement consisting of dwellings and ceremonial buildings represents the culture of the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico.
When we arrived because of the lack of parking space we a longer walk to the entrance.
On the way to the "Pueblo" we were taking photos of the surroundings, when all at once we rudely accosted by one of the Pueblo attendants screaming at the top is his lungs that we must have a "Photo Permit" to the tune of sum of $12.00! That of course would have been in addition to whatever the entrance fee might have been. Because of the rudeness of it all we choose to leave. Forget those who manage this attraction...I'll have nothing to do with them or this part of New Mexico's history.
I went with certain expectations. We got there at 9am and was told that the guides did not show up until around 9:30 or later so we took the "tour" on our own. During our walk we were accompanied by several large dogs which began to fight near us, scaring our children. There were not many places to take pictures and none of the residents were out. There were many restricted areas which left very few areas to visit. Between the aggressive dogs and lack of activity, I would not go back.
Their culture is very much real and you can feel this in the Pueblo de Taos. It is a great sight to see and experience. You will see the homes and a small church in the Pueble. This picture displayed does not capture the true beauty of the Pueble. There is actually a mountain behind the Pueblo.
You are charged 10 dollars per person and 5 dollars per camera, and are warned not to take any pictures of the inhabitants, and not to enter any buildings or areas unless there was a sign that said it was ok. Once inside, all there is to do is wander around and look at artwork to purchase. I noted plywood used for the roofs, aluminum ladders, bags of cement. stray dogs wandering around, and alot of trash. Not worth the 25 dollars it cost my wife and me. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to visit Bandolier National Monuement, and Pecos National Historical Park. Much more interesting and very significant, historical sites. We learned much of the history, culture, and legacy of the Pueblo Native Americans.
We had a great visit to this Pueblo...it is a great example of what Pueblo life is all about. The tour was informative and you can wander around easily after your tour. The church is a charm and it almost feels like you are in the 16th Century. We saw some other Pueblos, but this is the real deal....Go there.
Wife and I stopped here on our travels thru the southwest and its atomosphere was like you step back in time hundreds of years. When you arrive you will be told where to meet your tour guide for the enjoyable walk around the village. Lots of the people who still live here make Indian crafts for sale. Lots of great opportunites for pictures.
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