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Categories & Keywords

Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Places of Interest
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Missions, New Mexico, Santa Cruz de la Canada
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Original file size3.28 MB
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Santa Cruz de la Canada

Santa Cruz de la Canada

The settlement of Santa Cruz de la Canada was founded in 1695, becoming the second villa established by the Spanish in New Mexico (Santa Fe was the first). The present church was constructed beginning in 1733 and for many years was the largest and most impressive church in New Mexico. Many consider it to be one of the most beautiful and culturally significant churches in the United States.