Taos Pueblo

Taos, NM

The pueblo is a living Native American community with multi-storied adobe buildings that have been continuously occupied for over 1,000 years, dating to before Columbus discovered America. When Spanish explorers first arrived in northern New Mexico in 1540, they thought the pueblo was one of the fabled golden cities of Cibola. The buildings, made of earth mixed with water and straw, looked much as they do today. Taos Pueblo has a land base of 99,000 acres with the village at an altitude of 7,600 feet. It was admitted into the World Heritage Society in 1992 as a significant historical cultural landmark.

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