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Taos Pueblo, Indian sacred Village in New Mexico


Taos Pueblo, Indian sacred Village in New Mexico

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Taos Pueblo, Indian sacred Village in New Mexico

During my stay in Santa Fe, I spend an afternoon in Taos Pueblo, an Indian village World Heritage Site by Unesco. In the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, Taos Pueblo (the place of the red willow) is a set of dwellings and ceremonial buildings adobe remarkably representative of the culture of the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico.  A pueblo designates one of 21 Indian villages of the American Southwest, all in New Mexico, except one who is in the neighboring state, ArizonaTaos Pueblo is one of the 21 pueblos.

The word Pueblo also refers to the  Indian villager and the style of architecture, houses of adobe (a mixture of earth, straw and water, dried in the sun). To keep the authentic side of Taos Pueblo, no modern conveniences have been added: no running water or electricity; the furnaces are common, they are called hornos.

Pueblo land is sacred, the river running through the village too – it’s where the Pueblos get their drinking water. The beautiful mountains behind the village is also sacred. According to their beliefs, the men and women of this village were born in the lake of that mountain. The mountain became an Indian reservation, inaccessible to the public.

Do not hesitate to visit artists’ stores, there are some remarkable jewelery and potteries. I bought some jewelry to a friendly artist who lives in Taos Pueblo, for 3 generation. In fact, I made a wonderful encounter.

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Taos Pueblo sacred village


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Taos Pueblo

During the summer, Taos Pueblo is open from 8 am to 16:30
Taos Pueblo hours winter
Mon. – Sat. 8h00-16: 00
Sunday 08h30-16h00

Admission is $ 16 per person

We must follow certain rules to take pictures
Guided tours of the village are organized from the church, every 20 or 30 minutes and last 30 minutes. It’s free, but you must leave a tip (count $ 5 per person).


Taos Pueblo Tourism
120 Veterans Highway
Taos, New Mexico 87571

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