More than 1,000 years old, Taos Pueblo is said to be the country’s oldest continuously inhabited community. If you rush through
Taos Pueblo, the two multi-story structures—with their ladders and irregular assemblages of rectangular rooms—may at first
seem more stage set than authentic. But what distinguishes Taos Pueblo from other UNESCO World Heritage Sites (such as the
Acropolis and the Taj Mahal) is that it remains a living place, the center of life for its people. The San Geronimo Church
and the remains of its 17th-century predecessor are among the highlights of guided tours. You can also explore on your own,
including numerous craft shops.
Last Reviewed October 2012