Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Churches

Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, Espanola, NM
Two churches across from one another at the heart of the Pueblo. The history of the Catholic church at Ohkay Owingeh is very interesting. Some say this is the oldest parish in the United States, at least 415 years old. The church seen from the rear is, I believe, the San Juan Bautista Church. The first church here was built in 1598 but was destroyed. Rebuilt churches on this site have also gone. This building was finished in 1913. The chapel facing was built in 1889 and is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.