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Cross of the Martyrs

600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1957
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Interesting Walk to the Cross with Informational Plaques

We decided to walk up the stairs from Paseo de Peralta by parking at the nearby (metered) parking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Part of Fort Marcy

Don't go up there looking for a fort; there is none. A pretty view though worthy of a few pictures... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Long Island, New York
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A monument dedicated to the Franciscans killed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paved path” (6 reviews)
“steel beams” (3 reviews)
600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1957

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to walk up the stairs from Paseo de Peralta by parking at the nearby (metered) parking on Hillside Ave. The meters do accept credit or debit cards if you don't have change - $2 per hour. The view is great once you get...More

Thank Mikejack52pe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't go up there looking for a fort; there is none. A pretty view though worthy of a few pictures. It is a panoramic view with mountains in the distance.

Thank marypatro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk up to the Cross of the Martyrs is all uphill, but there are plaques along the way which give an outline of the history of New Mexico. It feels as though you're walking through a timeline, and at the end you are rewarded...More

Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While ascending the winding uphill paved path (not recommended for those with ambulatory issues) to view Cross of the Martyrs, visitors get Two-For-One. Beyond the Cross is Old Fort Marcy Park, which I reviewed separately. Dozens of plaques detail dates, starting with the founding of...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to Fort Marcy Park, atop a hill overlooking Santa Fe. Gave us an appreciation for the mountains that are so close to Santa Fe in many directions. The cross has a sign on the bottom of it that lists 21 Franciscans killed in the...More

Thank CrazyAboutAcadia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's only a short 5 - 10 minute walk from the center of town to the beginning of the walk up the hill, another 10 minutes to walk up the hill to the cross area, and 2 -3 minutes to get to the Fort Marcy...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a walking trail to the top of the hill where you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Santa Fe. It is particularly gorgeous around sunset or even during an oncoming storm. The Cross of the Martyrs sits by itself on the top...More

Thank rainb0wmaker
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the shed and walked up a paved to see the sunset. Beautiful views of the mountains and lovely sunset. So glad we did this.

Thank Erinn V
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband got down on one knee and proposed to me at the Cross of the Martyrs. It was a summer evening and the breeze was mild. The view of Santa Fe was lovely and the wind carried the sounds of the city up to...More

Thank jaeasterday3
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is the absolute best place in Sante Fe to watch the sunset! GPS will take you to the front of the cross and you can make a short walk up. By doing this, you are able to read the placards along the way that...More

Thank loriannek2017
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