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Address: Zuni, NM
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Church decorated with elaborate murals depicting traditional Zuni dancers.

Church decorated with elaborate murals depicting traditional Zuni dancers.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2015
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Morro Bay, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Zuni ceremonials. They are starting to fall off the walls, and will have to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 work deserves to be outside because it better represents the ancient-modern culture of beautiful native... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 that carve a place into your heart, and this is one of them.

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London, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 utube to a 1/2 documentary on the artist Seowtewa to prepar you for the remarkable... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 inspiring. This project is his families ongoing project.

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Thank Robert S
West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of this church. When we tried to go last year, we learned that one must... More 

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Chicagol IL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We went off the main road quite a ways to see the old Spanish church. I would not recommend taking your time nor your money. The rather unfriendly guides present a dismissive overview of the church. It is obviously not kept up and the disrepair is a commentary of their view of the oppression from those years. The inside is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

The Zuni Pueblo has a glossy brochure that you can pick up at other destinations in New Mexico, and a website, both of which suggest that you will be welcome, and that you can take an interesting and informative tour. I took the $10 tour of the church (operated from the Visitor Center) in early July 2014, and discovered that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

The first time we went to tour this mission, it was closed for the burial of the artist. We returned over 2 weeks later, and it had not yet been opened for tours, but the lady at the visitors' center allowed us to tour it. What a relief that was! The murals are magnificent and you should not miss a... More 

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