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Santa Fe Sights

Cristo Rey Church

  • 1120 Canyon Rd. Map It
  • East Side and Canyon Road
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 12/04/2013

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Built in 1940 and designed by legendary Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado's exploration of the Southwest, this church is the largest Spanish adobe structure in the United States and is considered by many the finest example of Pueblo-style architecture anywhere. The church was constructed in the old-fashioned way by parishioners, who mixed the more than 200,000 mud-and-straw adobe bricks and hauled them into place. The 225-ton stone reredos (altar screen) is magnificent.

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1120 Canyon Rd., at Cristo Rey, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, United States

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  • Daily 8–5

Updated 12/04/2013


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