Most People Don’t Know These 6 Castles Are Hiding In New Mexico
Cactus, chiles, and castles. When it comes to icons of New Mexico, one of those seems like it just doesn’t belong. Or does it?
Castles are perhaps the last thing you would expect to run across while traveling through New Mexico. We may not quite have buildings made of mossy stone, towers, turrets, and drawbridges, but a number of buildings around the state sure seem to look something like a typical European palace.
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Are there any other castle-like buildings you’ve seen around the state? If you have suggestions for other castle-like or even just plain strange buildings around New Mexico, be sure to send us your favorite suggestions by completing this nomination form for locations to be included in a future article.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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