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For the municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, see Quaraí.
Quarai is located in New Mexico
Nearest city Punta de Agua, New Mexico
Coordinates 34°35′45″N 106°17′42″W / 34.59583°N 106.29500°W / 34.59583; -106.29500Coordinates: 34°35′45″N 106°17′42″W / 34.59583°N 106.29500°W / 34.59583; -106.29500
Built 1200
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000498
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHLD June 13, 1962[2]

The Quarai were a Tiguex Pueblo band of American Indians that originated in present-day New Mexico. Because of Apache hostilities they fled to El Paso in around 1675; later they moved to Isleta del Sur on the Rio Grande.

Quarai Mission Church in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, New Mexico

Quarai, also known as Quarai State Monument, is also the name of a historic site that was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. It was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1962.[2][3] It includes 13 structures including a pueblo and a mission which is known as Nuestra Señora de La Purisima Concepcion de Cuarac. It stands 40 ft tall and once had walls that were approximately 3 to 6 ft wide.[2] It is included in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Quarai". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  3. ^ Francine Weiss (April 28, 1976). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Quarai / Quarai State Monument PDF (32 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 13 photos, from 1937, 1939, 1943, 1955, and undated PDF (32 KB)

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