"Pueblo Of Acoma: Sky City" Top 5 Page for this destination Acoma Pueblo by MarkJochim

Acoma Pueblo Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 122 photos

Oldest Continuously Inhabited City In The U.S.

"Sky City" rests atop a massive sandstone mesa which rises 367 feet above the valley and 7,000 feet above sea level about 60 miles west of Albuquerque. Archaeologists have dated the occupation of Acomo to A.D. 1150.

The army of Francisco Vasques de Coronado visited Acoma in 1540 and became the first white men to enter the city. A three-day battle occurred in December 1598 between the Acomas and Vicenti de Zaldivar's Spanish troops. The building of the mission church between 1629 and 1640 restituted peace.

In order to visit Sky City, you must register at the Acoma Pueblo visitor center for a guided tour. There are several shops in which you can buy Acoma pottery (some of the most beautiful in New Mexico), jewelry and native foods. Video cameras are not allowed, but you can take still photography (except on the special feast days).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great views
  • Cons:Can be hot and dusty
  • In a nutshell:A nice daytrip from Albuquerque
  • Last visit to Acoma Pueblo: Jun 1993
  • Intro Updated Mar 29, 2003
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  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2005 at 11:08 PM

    Nice page..because of your page I went and visited Acoma last summer!

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2003 at 3:25 PM

    nice page -- I believe I have been here, but many years ago --Greg

  • smoox's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2003 at 1:54 AM

    Great page, lots of useful information. Thanks for allowing me to re-visit this place!

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