Church of San José de Gracia

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Church of San José de Gracia information

Location
Las Trampas , USA
Address
Hwy 76
Telephone
+1 505 351 4360
Opening hours
by appointment, call ahead
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Built in 1760 and constantly defended against Apache raids, the Church of San José de Gracia is considered one of the finest surviving 18th-century churches in the USA. Original paintings and carvings remain in excellent condition, and self-­flagellation bloodstains from the Los Hermanos Penitentes (a 19th-century secretive religious order with a strong following in the northern mountains of New Mexico) are still visible.