New Mexico Photo Album - Picture 10

This is the oldest church in the United States. San Miguel Church in Santa Fe was built in 1610 by Franciscan padres. Well, they did not exactly build it themselves... in fact, it was built by local Indians, the padres just told them what to do...
As you can tell by the long shadows, it was already late in the afternoon when we visited San Miguel church; we got there shortly before it closed for the day.