Santa Fe, NM High 81 Low 52
San Miguel Mission was built between approximately 1610 and 1626 making it the oldest church in the United States. The Mission was built by Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico in the early 1600s, under the direction of Fray Alonso de Benavides. It suffered a fire and had to be rebuilt and was added to during the 1880’s.
Across the street from the San Miguel Mission is the oldest house in the United States. La Casa Vieja de Analco. The house was originally constructed as a part of the Pueblo de Analco, a Pueblo Indian community.
Now doesn’t that make you feel really young?
Is 1646 earlier than some of the old places in Virginia and Massachussetts?ReplyDelete
Isn't it fun visiting the old mission and churches? I love it.ReplyDelete
Now you need to get pictures of the oldest RV in the US.
Now I'm wondering how they've really figured that was the oldest house. Anyone around when it was built?ReplyDelete
I am enjoying all of your pictures of your travels!ReplyDelete
Boy they just don't build 'em like they used to!! Can't imagine my house lasting that long.ReplyDelete
We've been in that gorgeous old church. Don't hurry too much, it is still cool and rainy but 80 degrees by Thursday.ReplyDelete
Sandy, I love your stories and exploring in Santa Fe. Too bad Nick Russell got his nose bent out of shape because he couldn't get a free $3 ticket and missed all these sights. You tell better stories than he does. :)ReplyDelete
Funny, Sandi, I have almost the exact same pictures of both places. I'm glad you and Jim are enjoying your travels, and greatful that you share them with your readers. I smile every time I open your blog and see those four eyes looking back at me.ReplyDelete
Gosh, you sure made the most of your time in Santa Fe.ReplyDelete
Where do you get the energy to do so much going !!??ReplyDelete