Santuario de Guadalupe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santuario de Guadalupe, Santa Fe

March’s architecture feature isn’t a Utah building, instead, it’s the oldest shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe in the United States. Todd and I arrived too late in the day to get inside, so we appreciated this excellent example of Spanish Colonial architecture from the outside. The building’s adobe walls are three to five feet thick. It was built in 1795 and has been restored. It is now an art museum, holding the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s collection of New Mexican santos (carved images of saints), Italian renaissance paintings and Mexican baroque paintings.

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