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Near La Cienega in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Golondrinas Old Cienega Village Museum

El Rancho de las Golondrinas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 1, 2013
1. El Rancho de las Golondrinas Marker
Inscription.  Established in the 1700, Rancho de Las Golondrinas was a paraje, or stopping place, which provided a welcome respite to weary travelers along the Camino Real well into the 19th century. The site is now a living historical museum which features a reconstructed Spanish fortified hacienda and other structures. The museum is open to the public from April 1st to October 31st.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1779.
Location. 35° 34.488′ N, 106° 6.722′ W. Marker is near La Cienega, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Los Pinos Road just east of Paseo Real (County Road 54), on the right when traveling west. From Santa Fe take Exit 276 towards Santa Fe, and follow the signs to the frontage road. From Albuquerque take exit 271 to Entrada La Cienega and turn right on Los Pinos Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sisters of Charity (approx. 4.1 miles away); Maria Gertrudis Barceló
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Three Wise Women (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada (approx. 4.1 miles away); Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) (approx. 4.1 miles away); Amelia Elizabeth White / Mary Cabot Wheelwright (approx. 4.1 miles away); Gold and Turquoise (approx. 4.1 miles away); Katherine Stinson Otero (approx. 4.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is in poor repair perhaps because it was omitted from the 1994 Archuletta-Ocaña inventory.
Regarding Golondrinas Old Cienega Village Museum. Nowadays the museum is open by appointment only in April, May and October, except for the Santa Fe Wine Festival and the ¡Viva México! Celebration in July, and the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair in September. Call +1 (505) 473-4169 to make reservations.

The Josefina doll accessories in the American Girl collection includes a number of books which are illustrated with Rancho de las Golondrinas buildings. A Josefina™ at Las Golondrinas tour is also available.
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1. El Rancho de las Golondrinas. ‘El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Golondrinas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 1, 2013
2. Golondrinas Marker
Marker is in the overflow parking lot across the road from the museum.
is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum, dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico, opened in 1972. Original colonial buildings on the site date from the early 1700s. In addition, historic buildings from other parts of northern New Mexico have been reconstructed at Las Golondrinas’ (Submitted on May 1, 2013.) 

2. Wikipedia Entry. El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) is a former ranch in the northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico that has been recreated as a “living museum.” Going north it was the last camping place (paraje, cf. caravanserai) on the Camino Real before reaching Santa Fe, New Mexico and a day’s journey south of Santa Fe. Today, its 200 acres (0.81 km2) is located just north of La Bajada Hill in the Caja del Rio on Los Pinos Road about 12 mi (19 km) southwest of the Santa Fe city limits. The ranch was founded by Miguel Vega y Coca in 1710. (Submitted on May 1, 2013.) 
Additional keywords. El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Reverse Side of the Golondrinas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 1, 2013
3. Reverse Side of the Golondrinas Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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