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San Acacio Mission Church

In remote locations you will discover devotional architectural treasures from some of the earliest Hispano settlements in the San Luis Valley. Built early in the 1860s, the Mission of San Acacio is the oldest standing church in Colorado. Constructed with 24-inch adobe walls the mission underwent extensive restoration during the 1990s. In addition to stabilizing the foundation several wooden columns were added to the interior to take the weight of the roof off of the fragile walls. An altar screen, or retablo, was commissioned from Maria Romero Cash, a New Mexican artist specializing in religious folk art.

County Road 15, 3.5 miles from San Luis
San AcacioCO  81151
(719) 672-3685

Hours of Operation
Mass is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm. Fiesta de San Acacio in June. Call the parish for details, 719-672-3685.
From Fort Garland drive 16 miles south on CO Hwy 159 to San Luis, then west on CO Hwy 142 for about 4 miles to County Road 15. Turn left (south) onto Rd 15 and drive approximately 1.5 miles. San Acacio Mission Church is on left hand side on County Road 15.
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Travel Tips
San Acacio Church is one of nine historic churches on the "Sacred Circle Tour" arranged by the Costilla County Economic Development Council in collaboration with Sangre de Cristo Parish. While Viejo San Acacio was constructed in the nineteenth century, the other mission churches in the Sacred Circle tour were reconstructed between 1886 and the 1930s. Group tours or self-guided outings can be arranged. The church architecture and the tranquility of the villages and landscape will capture your senses. Call the parish for details, 719-672-3685. Brochure at:
Entrance Fees
No charge to visit the church.

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