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Cross of the Martyrs

600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1957
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Nice sunset view and hike

A great place to walk and catch a sunset or have a picnic. Just a ways off the plaza about a 15... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Best place in town to watch the sunset

Not a fancy park, but this is the best place in town to see the sunset. You can access from either... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A monument dedicated to the Franciscans killed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.
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  • Average11%
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600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1957

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to walk and catch a sunset or have a picnic. Just a ways off the plaza about a 15 walk.

Thank luvtotravel1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a fancy park, but this is the best place in town to see the sunset. You can access from either the street below or the park above and it usually gets pretty busy at sunset,

Thank mortravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Technically a part of Fort Marcy but if you're looking for an actual fort, you'll be disappointed. If you drive there approaching from Kearney Ave, you'll have a bit of a walk down a defined path with railings along most of it, but with informational...More

Thank tlawrick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to walk up the stairs from Paseo de Peralta by parking at the nearby (metered) parking on Hillside Ave. The meters do accept credit or debit cards if you don't have change - $2 per hour. The view is great once you get...More

Thank Mikejack52pe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go up there looking for a fort; there is none. A pretty view though worthy of a few pictures. It is a panoramic view with mountains in the distance.

Thank marypatro
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The walk up to the Cross of the Martyrs is all uphill, but there are plaques along the way which give an outline of the history of New Mexico. It feels as though you're walking through a timeline, and at the end you are rewarded...More

Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 31 July 2017

While ascending the winding uphill paved path (not recommended for those with ambulatory issues) to view Cross of the Martyrs, visitors get Two-For-One. Beyond the Cross is Old Fort Marcy Park, which I reviewed separately. Dozens of plaques detail dates, starting with the founding of...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Adjacent to Fort Marcy Park, atop a hill overlooking Santa Fe. Gave us an appreciation for the mountains that are so close to Santa Fe in many directions. The cross has a sign on the bottom of it that lists 21 Franciscans killed in the...More

Thank CrazyAboutAcadia
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It's only a short 5 - 10 minute walk from the center of town to the beginning of the walk up the hill, another 10 minutes to walk up the hill to the cross area, and 2 -3 minutes to get to the Fort Marcy...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a walking trail to the top of the hill where you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Santa Fe. It is particularly gorgeous around sunset or even during an oncoming storm. The Cross of the Martyrs sits by itself on the top...More

Thank rainb0wmaker
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