Monday, December 12, 2011

Presidio Chapel of San Elizario

Ready for the holidays with luminaria, is the Presidio Chapel of San Elizario.  Nearby is the Los Portales Tourist Museum and Information Center.

The history of this beautiful building starts with earlier structures from 1789.  The present-day church was built on or near the original site of the old presidial chapel. "Presidio" in Spanish means "fort". The presidio, Spanish settlement and the missions were the building blocks of Spanish imperialism in the New World.  Read more of the history, here.

The National Park Service has a page for the Presidio Chapel of San Elizario, here.
A great resource for visiting the Mission Trail is here.
Visit the website for the El Paso Mission Trail Association here.
El Paso County has a wonderful history of the Mission Trail here.

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