Almost immediately after landing in Albuquerque, we arrived at the first of the 3 Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monuments. Even though we had traveled only just over an hour from ABQ (even though it's a bit longer than taking I-25, take I-40 to NW 337 instead - it's a prettier drive) when we arrived at than Abo Ruins, it felt... 更多
Decided to check this out because I was in Mountainair NM. Did not disappoint! It had nice paved trails through the ruins. Park Rangers we very friendly and happy to provide info. Nice place to bring a family to share history of the people and culture here. Also, bring a picnic basket as there is a nice area that's covered... 更多
I visited both the Quarai and Abo ruins on Monday. They were both beautiful places. The park rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. There is an easy path around both of them and you can walk through parts of the ruins, which were built by Spanish missionaries (and the locals) in the 1600's. Both places had a self-guided walking tour brochure... 更多
The three Missions of Salinas are awe-inspiring and give a glimpse of what life looked like in the 1600's. I liked Quarai the best; it is set near a bosque and was almost majestic looking. The Park Rangers at all three sites were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be taking our granddaughter to visit the Missions this fall when... 更多
Of the three sites it is difficult to pick a favorite. They each have their high points. This was our second visit. The first time we missed Gran Quivira and I don’t think the visitor center was there or perhaps not open. The history is something one never hears in school. It makes you rethink the relationship of old white... 更多
Amazing layers of history. It feels like a well-kept secret that this place exists! You can see all three park sites in a day, and then stay the night in the Mountainair area.
Three separate sites showing the remains of Spanish mission Church's in central New Mexico. Be prepared to drive a little as the 3 sites are 15-25 miles apart from each other, but certainly worth the effort.
I have visited this place twice and I need to come yet again, I liked it so much .It is so peaceful that you close your eyes and you can picture the past life of the people in this Spanish Pueblo Mission, with its agricultural and religious activities. The priests kept the Pueblo worship kivas ( round buildings somewhat below... 更多