Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico is a Native American pueblo and the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States as it has existed for nearly a thousand years. Between 1629 and 1641, Father Juan Ramirez oversaw construction of the San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church. The Pueblo and the Mission Church are now Registered National Historic Landmarks and are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Many Pueblo people still live in Acoma or return for special cultural occasions. Known worldwide for its unique art and rich culture, Acoma Pueblo is the 28th Historic Site designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Please visit the Acoma Sky City and the National Trust for Historic Preservation ( https://savingplaces.org/places/acoma-sky-city#.V8a9Z4f2bIW”) websites to learn more.
Situated on St Patrick’s Isle, Peel Castle is a majestic fortress of Isle of Man. It was originally a place of worship before becoming a fort in the 11th century, under the rule of the Viking King of Mann, Magnus Barefoot.
While the first Viking fortifications were built of wood, there were older stone Celtic monastic buildings on the island; then we can still visit St Patrick’s Church and the Round tower which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. We can also discover the Cathedral of St German, the 16th century Great Garrison Hall and climb to the top of the Gatehouse Tower to enjoy panoramic views of Peel and beyond.
Peel Castle is now owned by Manx National Heritage and is opened to visitors during summer time. Please visit their website to learn more.