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Las Trampas, New Mexico
|Elevation||5,824 ft (1,775 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||911790|
Las Trampas or just Trampas (Spanish: "traps"), is a small unincorporated town in Taos County, New Mexico. Founded in 1751, its center retains the original early Spanish colonial defensive layout from that time, as well as the 18th-century San José de Gracia Church, one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Colonial church architecture in the United States. The village center was designated a National Historic Landmark District (the Las Trampas Historic District) in 1967.
Founded in 1751 by twelve Spanish families from Santa Fe, the town is known for the San José de Gracia Church, built between 1760 and 1776 and considered a model of the adobe colonial Spanish missions in New Mexico. The church was once used by Los Hermanos Penitentes, a flagellant Catholic order founded in Spanish era Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
Las Trampas National Historic District
The Las Trampas Historic District was established by the National Park Service (NPS) in 1967. The San José de Gracia Church was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It is on the National Register of Historic Places in Taos County, New Mexico.
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