Within an Hour's Drive of Las Parras...
you'll find the Monastery of Christ in the Desert (founded in 1964 by Fr. Aelred Wall, OSB, with monks of Mount Saviour Monastery in New York State), the Dar al Islam Mosque (built in 1990 by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy), and eight Northern Indian Pueblos. The famous Santa Fe Opera, celebrating its 50th season in 2006, draws visitors from all over the world with its eclectic program.
In case you want to pamper your body a little, why not drive to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and soak in their naturally hot pools before getting a relaxing massage. Or visit the local wineries to join a winetasting tour some of the grapes from Las Parras end up at Black Mesa Winery, for example.
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