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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, New Mexico

Salinas Pueblo Missions is a curious park in that it is a collection of three discontinuous units Gran Quivira, Quarai, and Abó, — each with distinct Spanish Missions, Native American Pueblos, and a variety of other historic buildings and ruins. The park started on November 1, 1909 with the preservation of the Gran Quivira unit. This first park, Gran Quivira National Monument, was joined in 1980 by the Abó and Quarai Units, which were transferred to the National Park Service from New Mexico State Monuments. The two new units were combined with Gran Quivira to create Salinas National Monument, which was renamed Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in 1988.

1. Gran Quivira—Here you can see two churches, excavated Indian structures, and exhibits.
2. Quarai – This site features exhibits and the most complete Salinas church.
3. Abó—The site has sophisticated church architecture and a large unexcavated pueblo.

Gran Quivira, Quarai, and Abó Mission ruins are fantastic. The history of this area is amazing.
The work that went into hand building these structures is mind boggling.
The Gran Quivira site is huge. It is the largest of the Salinas Pueblos. The Quarai and Abó Mission sites are very impressive as well.
When I think of all the work that these people did by hand I am in awe.
Advice to Visitors
Advice to Visitors
Gran Quivira
Gran Quivira
Gran Quivira information
Gran Quivira information
Gran Quivira
Gran Quivira
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
Gran Quivira Church ruins
The Nave and Altar of the Gran Quivira Church
The Nave and Altar of the Gran Quivira Church
Foundation of the Church of San Isidro
Foundation of the Church of San Isidro
View of the Gran Quivira Church from Mound 7 Pueblo ruins
View of the Gran Quivira Church from Mound 7 Pueblo ruins
More Pueblo remains
More Pueblo remains
Pueblo remains and Gran Quivera Church
Pueblo remains and Gran Quivera Church
The Gran Quivira Church
The Gran Quivira Church
Pueblo ruins
Pueblo ruins
Pueblo ruins
Pueblo ruins
Pueblo ruins
Pueblo ruins
Kiva at Gran Quivira
Kiva at Gran Quivira
Kiva
Kiva
Kiva
Kiva
Mound 7 Pueblo and Kiva -a
Mound 7 Pueblo and Kiva -a
Kiva -a
Kiva -a
Kiva -a
Kiva -a
Kiva -a
Kiva -a
The Church of Gran Quivira
The Church of Gran Quivira
Quarai Ruins
Quarai Ruins
Village of Quarai
Village of Quarai
Remaining grass covered mounds from village of Quarai
Remaining grass covered mounds from village of Quarai
Church at Quarai
Church at Quarai
The resettlement period church built in 1829
The resettlement period church built in 1829
The front facade of the mission church
The front facade of the mission church
Church entrance view
Church entrance view
The Church and Convento
The Church and Convento
Entrance to Church
Entrance to Church
Window above entrance
Window above entrance
The Nave, as seen standing at the main entrance
The Nave, as seen standing at the main entrance
The Nave, inside church
The Nave, inside church
The empty ruins of the Church and Convento
The empty ruins of the Church and Convento
The Church and Convento
The Church and Convento
The Convento
The Convento
The Convento
The Convento
Square Kiva
Square Kiva
Square Kiva
Square Kiva
Mission of San Gregorio de Abó
Mission of San Gregorio de Abó
Church and Convento
Church and Convento
Church and Convento
Church and Convento
The 3 steps lead up to the Church front entrance
The 3 steps lead up to the Church front entrance
Kiva
Kiva
Kiva
Kiva
Leaving Abó
Leaving Abó
Leaving Abó
Leaving Abó
Sandstone for Abó construction
Sandstone for Abó construction
Water and Stone
Water and Stone
Abó remains and Manzano Mountains
Abó remains and Manzano Mountains