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[Photo] One of the kivas as Coronado State Monument
Photo courtesy of Coronado State Monument

The prehistoric Pueblo Indian village of Kuaua was one of many large settlements established during the Classic Period (1325 to 1600 A.D.) of Anasazi Culture. The site, located on the west bank of the Rio Grande, includes the remains of 1,200 interconnected adobe-walled surface dwellings and storage rooms, six kivas and three ceremonial plazas. The design is considered to be a typical village plan of the period. Also located on the site is a Spanish Pueblo Revival style museum designed by noted New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem.

Kuaua Ruin (Coronado State Monument) is 20 miles north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on NM 44 (two miles northwest of Bernalillo). Open daily 8:30am to 5:00pm, except Tuesdays, there is a fee for admission. Please call 505-867-5351 for further information.


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