Taos Pueblo


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by mfs on December 15, 2000

The beauty and spirituality of Taos Pueblo will blow you away. The multi-storied adobe-brick buildings have been standing for hundreds of years, and have been continuously inhabited for almost as long. Tribe members still live and work in the ancient buildings today, and tours of the village are given regularly. The sight was designated a World Heritage Site in the early 1990s, and for good reason. The Pueblo is remarkable in so many ways - the architecture, its ability to endure centuries, its spiritual symbolism, and the culture and people it represents are all awe-inspiring. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to properly visit Taos Pueblo - it will amaze you on so many levels. I also recommend taking a tour of the area - they are offered regularly by guides belonging to the Tribe and provide fascinating information and Tribal perspective.

Also, if you are in Taos when feast day Dances are being held, I strongly recommend doing everything you can to attend. Visitors are invited to watch most of the Dances, but as they are relgious ceremonies, be sure to act with the proper reverence and solemnity. Check out this website to find out when tribal dances are held - they are incredible to watch and shouldn't be missed: http://www.indianpueblo.org/taos.html.

Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo
Taos, New Mexico

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