Fodor's Expert Review Cristo Rey Church

East Side and Canyon Road Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Building/Architectural Site Free

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1120 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501, USA


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