When should you visit a historic site? Historic sites are locations where pieces of political, cultural, or social history have been preserved. Often due to their cultural value. Historic sites can be temples, whole cities, pyramids, castles, churches or any other kind of buildings.
A must visit place , preferably in winter. Summer gets boiling hot and would tire one out soon, especially with the long walks required to properly explore this place. Also, avoid weekends if possible.
Any season / Opening hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Be there at 9 if possible to avoid other tourist groups.
Most travelers visit Taos between May and September. Summer means high season with more crowds and higher rates. The best sweet spot months with less tourists and pleasant temperatures at the same time are May until early June as well as late September through October.
Avoiding Tourist Crowds
You can avoid the most crowds by visiting early in the morning. Be there at 8 .a.m when Taos Pueblo opens (see below). We highly recommend being there first thing in the morning, especially during the busy high season. Another advantage to visiting early is the great lighting for photography and less heat in the summer.
The weather in Taos is usually pleasant year-round with more than 300 days of sunshine. However, it can get chilly in the winter (average high in January 40°F / 4°C). Monthly weather details including precipitation (you can switch between C and F at the top): Taos New Mexio - Monthly Climate
The Unesco Wold Heritage Site Taos Pueblo is open 7 days a week. Mo-Sa: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm). Guided tours start at 9 a.m. Please keep in mind that Taos Pueblo is closed for a two month period between February and April. Often people who visit in April are surprised and dissapointed because of the closure. Call Pueblo Tourism first if you to plan to visit in Feb/Mar/April: (+1) (575) 758-1028
Avoid the summer months and be there as early as possible. Buses arrive around 10 in the morning. It gets hot and crowded, up to 1000 people each day.
Montserrat is famous for the Black Madonna. Even in March, you have to queue for half an hour or longer to see and touch her. At 1 p.m. you can listen to the Montserrat Boys Choir.
Any time of year within the same month as significant seasonal holidays such as Christmastime, 4th of July, and Halloween. The house will be magnificently adorned and stories will flow with rich historical texture.
Hours are limited, you'll want to be mindful about making sure your schedule lines up with their times.