landmark sites

Of all the things to see and do in Taos, these sites offer an opportunity to see some of the more notable places that make Taos special. These places are noteworthy for their natural beauty, their compelling history, or their uniqueness.

It takes time to explore 1000 years of history. The only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and a National Historic Landmark is Taos Pueblo. The multi-storied adobe dwellings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.

Historic Taos Plaza has been the center of local trade and gossip for centuries. Today, old mercantile stores house galleries, restaurants and shops. Nearby, Kit Carson Road, Bent Street, and Ledoux Street lead to even more historic homes, neighborhoods, and shopping areas.

Other must-see sites include the historic San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, eight miles northwest of Taos. The latter spans 650 feet above the river. You’ll remember the views long after your visit here ends.

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San Francisco de Asis Church

Built in the 1700’s, the church has served as inspiration to artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams.

Taos Pueblo

Continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years, Taos Pueblo is designated both a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark.

Guided Tours

Take a guided tour with our talented tour guides and discover some of the secret places and fascinating stories that will enrich your Taos Experience.

Kit Carson Park and Cemetery

25 acres of recreation, including basketball and tennis courts; and community activities, including concerts and movies.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

The second highest bridge on the U.S. Highway System, offering spectacular views and a great place to spot bighorn sheep.

Taos Plaza

The heart of Taos, where locals gather for summer concerts and visitors enjoy the shops and galleries all year long.

Rio Grande del Norte
National Monument

Approximately 242,455-acre area of public lands proclaimed as a national monument on March 25, 2013 by President Barack Obama under the provisions of the Antiquities Act.

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