Our trip ended with an afternoon in Santa Fe. The city provides an interesting view of the confluence of Indigenous and Spanish cultures. We toured three Spanish Catholic Churches: San Miguel Chapel, the oldest church in the United States, as well as Loretto Chapel and St. Francis Cathedral. The churches, and many other buildings in the city, display a blend between the Puebloan architecture that we were able to see at all of the sites that we visited and Spanish stylings, with beautiful stained glass and large, elaborate paintings and statues.
San Miguel also contained remnants of the Indian houses that were present before the Spanish occupied the land, and was another site affected by the Pueblo revolt of 1680, which we had learned about the same morning at Pecos.
This stop was the perfect ending to our trip in historical and modern contexts, and was a beautiful and lively city in which to spend our last night.