Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Taos, New Mexico

VISITING TAOS

Prepare to be amazed. One of the benefits of experiencing a quality Taos Bed and Breakfast style hotel when visiting Taos is the inside information you receive from the innkeepers. It's like having a personal concierge with information tailored to your interests. At Palacio de Marquesa we have great resources on hand regarding all Taos, NM attractions: area maps, local guides, art source books and more regarding your stay in Taos and Northern New Mexico.
 
From intense relaxation and self discovery to athletic challenges; from creative opportunities to nature-driven epiphanies; and from exposure to cultures and art both ancient and contemporary -- nothing compares to Taos attractions and activities. Long a tourism media darling, celebrated by artists and authors from around the world, you'll find that your own, personalized Taos awaits you. Come alone or bring the family, each season is distinct with delightful offerings to enthrall even the most discerning traveler. 

Visit our Taos Events page to see the best things taking place during your vacation.
 

Rafting in Taos

Top Taos attractions and activities

Our luxury inn puts you in the prime location to enjoy outdoor Taos activities including skiing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, fishing and more. Whether you love the thrill of white water or the serenity of a mountain hike, Taos and Northern New Mexico won't disappoint.

Check out top recreational attractions and outfitters on our Outdoor Activities page here.

Taos Pueblo Rich In History

Taos Pueblo, a United Nations World Heritage Site

We cannot imagine coming to the Southwest and not visiting Taos Pueblo's 1,000-year-old multi-storied adobe buildings and enduring traditions! Be sure to visit their website and/or call the Pueblo for updates on celebrations and closures. Learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage Site at TaosPueblo.com.

Our partner Heritage Inspirations offers custom private tours of Taos Pueblo. Learn more on our New Mexico Adventures page.

Harwood Museum of Art A Renowned Taos Museum

Harwood Museum of Art

Located one block southwest of Taos Plaza on historic Ledoux Street. the Harwood Museum of Art is home to the works of Taos' and Northern New Mexico's best-known artists, past and present, as well as a collection of 18th to 20th century traditional work. Today, it offers a full complement of courses, seminars, exhibitions, performance and more. The museum site was purchased by artists Burt and Elizabeth Harwood back in 1916 and has served as a cultural hub ever since. In 1935, the Harwood Foundation was given to the University of New Mexico (UNM).

Visit our Taos Arts & Culture page for more information and this and other fantastic Taos museums.


Galleries & Boutiques in Taos

Shopping in Taos


Taos is known for its galleries, artist studios and small shops full of art and items not found anywhere else. Explore Taos Plaza, Bent Street and Guadalupe Plaza on foot to discover just some of the shopping gems of Taos.

Visit our Taos Shopping page for more great shopping locations.

Adobe walls San Francisco de Asis Church

San Francisco de Asis Church, an iconic, all-adobe church

San Francisco de Asis Church has become an icon of Northern New Mexico,  in no small part to Georgia O'Keeffe's painting of the back of the church, much like Monet's studies of the door of Chartes Cathedral. Besides the two primitive altar pieces, referred to as Bultos, this church is a testament to engineering with mud and timber before the advent of modern construction techniques such as levels and surveying. A mystery painting in the Parish Hall is also worth viewing. (We don't want to spoil the mystery by telling you any more about it!). See more at Taos.org.

For more tips on what to see and do, we recommend you check out Taos.org.