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Who will help restore this old church?

This old church is located right in the heart of the Zuni Pueblo, however it is no longer able to... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
JRenfrew
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Worthington, Massachusetts
National Parks Service rebuild of old Spanish church

Until the 1970's (and for hundreds of years before then) this church was in ruins. It is not a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Cristin C
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Church decorated with elaborate murals depicting traditional Zuni dancers.
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Zuni, NM
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This old church is located right in the heart of the Zuni Pueblo, however it is no longer able to accommodate tours due to water damage inside. Perhaps the historical commission of New Mexico will help support restoration in the near future.

Thank JRenfrew
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Until the 1970's (and for hundreds of years before then) this church was in ruins. It is not a consecrated space and the site belongs to the Pueblo of Zuni. The original church, built in the 1600s by Spanish invaders possibly using forced labor, was...More

Thank Cristin C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Beautiful old Spanish church no longer open to the public. This historic church is in need of both interior and structural renovation work. Hopefully SHPO and the federal government will step up to the challenge and preserve this important piece of history. Undoubtedly, donations and...More

Thank Angele F
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have visited this space several times over the last 20 years and the murals inside are spectacular, but the building is having major water and structural issues.

Thank LabmeisterII
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Book a tour to this church at the Zuni Visitor Center. Be prepared for a cold, damp, somewhat crumbling environment which will be worth every minute if you are interested in the murals within. Begun in the 70's by artist Alex Seotewa, the murals depict...More

1  Thank Chamisasueno
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Sad because the Mission Building is an contradiction of a trail of Catholic oppression throughout the mid west and west. And now denial. I would be ashamed to be a Catholic from then to today. No apology, no restitution no confession. God knows. The art...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 10 November 2015

If you go to Zuni, you will certainly want to visit the Spanish church which is filled with history and mystery. I will not attempt to explain it or describe it, but it left me with a feeling of overwhelming awe. There are some places...More

Thank pachamamacita
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The zuni murals in this church are spectacular and must not be missed!! The best way to enter the church to book an informative tour with the visitor's center which includes a walking tour of the pueblo. I also recommend before going to look on...More

Thank westerntraveler2013
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This tour is best if Ken Seowtewa is giving it. Ken is the muralist who has worked on the church murals for 40 years with is father Alex who passed away last year. Ken very personal take on the church history and the murals is...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We made special trip to Zuni yesterday because we had been there a number of times starting about 25 years ago and were fortunate to be abel to watch the mural painter who had dedicated his life to painting the murals on the side walls...More

Thank sue o
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