We are in the San Luis Valley, and today we are visiting the town of San Luis, Colorado.
This is the oldest town in Colorado. This is town is older than the state of Colorado. Colorado became a state in 1876. We love the murals on the buildings.
San Luis was settled by people from Mexico. There were wild horses in the area.
We love horse statues. This is a small town. The 2010 census showed a population of 629 for the town of San Luis.
We enjoy the small town feeling here. This colorful mural is on the Visitor’s Center building.
It is beautiful, and so bright. Behind the Visitor’s Center, we found Most Precious Blood Catholic Church.
We entered the church and gazed at the alter.
We love the old churches. And this is an old church, built in 1886. From the alter the view toward the entrance is wonderful. It is so peaceful in here.
And my favorite part of many old churches.
The stained glass windows. I love stained glass. San Luis is a small, but friendly old town. We felt welcome here and everybody we talked with was so nice. Next post we will take you to the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross in San Luis.
You will love it.
The church is beautiful! That’s neat that the town is older than the state. 😃
We enjoyed the old buildings. And the friendly people.
That really is a small town! The church is quite lovely.
I also was surprised at the low population. But it was fun. People were friendly and very welcoming.