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“Windows to our Past” - Salinas Pueblo Missions


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Oct 07, 2017
07:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Barelas Senior Center
714 7th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


We will journey back in time to visit the Salinas Valley pueblo ruins, which include Quarai, Gran Quivira, and Abό, all located south of Albuquerque near Mountainair. These ruins were occupied as early as the 10th century, first by Mogollon then Anasazi cultures, who established major trade centers that served both the Rio Grande villages and the Plains Indian tribes. Franciscan missionaries built mission complexes at each of the pueblos. The largest of the three pueblos was Gran Quivira (Las Humanas), which includes excavated ruins and a central plaza, the remains of the church and convent of Mission de San Buenaventura, and the church of San Isidoro, both built in the 17th century. Quarai contains the best-preserved of the missions, Misión de la Purísima Concepción de Cuarac. It served as the ecclesiastical headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition in New Mexico. The third pueblo, Abó, has extensive unexcavated pueblo ruins built about 1300 A.D., and red sandstone ruins of the mission and monastery of San Gregorio de Abó built in 1629-30.


$11 Transportation


Corrine Elwell