During the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, 21 Franciscan Friars died in the fight between the natives and the Spanish. A single white ... More
Cross Of The Martyrs
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 those holy men. 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.
When I lived in Santa Fe, I lived north of the Plaza and always took guests to the top of the Hill of the Martyrs for the wonderful views of the city and mountains. It became a tradition with my sons to go there every time they visited Santa Fe. On Fiesta weekend (the weekend after Labor Day) there is a special Mass at St. Francis Cathedral after which hundreds of locals and visitors form a candlelit procession to the top of this Hill.
Built by Native American slaves, this Spanish Colonial building was completed in 1625, then nearly destroyed during the Pueblo revolt
of 1680. In 1710, the Spanish once again took control of Santa Fe and rebuilt the San Miguel Mission. ...
The Santa Fe National Cemetery sits on a scenic hillside and overlooks much of Santa Fe. The rows of white
crosses climbing the manicured lawns are truly a sight to behold. The oldest grave markers denote the final resting ...
The Waxlander Gallery, located in a 150 year old adobe home, is tucked among the other galleries that line Canyon
Road. The gallery displays the works of 20 artists who create pieces using pastels, watercolors, oils, monotypes, and sculpture. ...