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Cross of the Martyrs

Cross of the Martyrs
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments, Religious
Interests That Apply
Politics, History, Outdoors, Sports & Recreation, Religion
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: It's bit of a trek to the top, and depending upon your needs, it may not be fully accessible to you. Call ahead for full details.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Cross of the Martyrs

A place of honor

Must See

Address: Phone:
600 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505 984 6760


During the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, 21 Franciscan Friars died in the fight between the natives and the Spanish. A single white cross sits on a terraced hill overlooking Santa Fe to honor those holy men. The path that leads up to the cross is paved and has handrails. As you walk the path there are plaques that describe the sights you can see from your position on the hill. This is a great place for a quiet walk, especially during a spectacular sunset.

What you should know before visiting Cross of the Martyrs

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 7am-7pm, daily
Visit Time: 1hr-2hr
Best Time to Visit: Sunset or sunrise are the best times to visit.
Why Best: You can see Santa Fe bathed in that transcendent high desert light.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering. Notes: Shadeless and unprotected, this spot can be buffeted by high winds and scorched in the sunshine, so dress for the elements.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Notes: You'll need to walk to the top no matter what, but you can find free parking at the cluster of upscale clothing stores between Castillo Place and East Marcy.

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