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One of the oldest gathering places in the United States and the city's cultural epicenter, Santa Fe Plaza dates back to the first decade of the 17th century. Originally constructed by Spanish colonial authorities, the square is now on the National Register of Historic Places and remains one of the city's most popular areas. Wander the tree-lined walkways, or explore the many restaurants, shops, galleries, and historical buildings surrounding the square. Take note of the nearby basilica, which is a shining example of the adobe architectural style. Check local listings for information on events, such as the concerts and markets frequently hosted at the site. Plan a trip to Santa Fe easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Tours to Santa Fe Plaza
BOOK WITH VIATOR New Mexican Flavors Food Tour of the Santa Fe Plaza
Duration: 2h 30min - 3h
Tours from $142 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Santa Fe Scavenger Hunt: The Oldest Capital Comes Alive
Tours from $12 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR The Best of Santa Fe & The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum: Private Tour
Tours from $185 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Welcome to Santa Fe: Private 2.5 hr Introductory Walking Tour
Duration: 2h 30min
Tours from $150 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Explore Santa Fe's Old Town & the Museum of Art: Private Tour
Tours from $175 ›
Santa Fe Plaza reviews
I've read some less than positive reviews that I'm puzzling over. This is a lovely little plaza that is filled with history and people just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. We got to hear a...
I've read some less than positive reviews that I'm puzzling over. This is a lovely little plaza that is filled with history and people just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. We got to hear a... more »
If you are visiting Santa Fe, is basically impossible not to see Santa Fe Plaza as most of the museums, art galleries, etc. are within walking distance. There are also plenty of shops and...
If you are visiting Santa Fe, is basically impossible not to see Santa Fe Plaza as most of the museums, art galleries, etc. are within walking distance. There are also plenty of shops and... more »
Neat little town area. The parking was not too difficult or expensive but very crowded on a Sunday. The downtown is walkable and lots of people have dogs. There are tons of great stores but bring your savings because they are $$$. I got a tiny seed pot for $30. The square itself was impeccably maintained and had a great atmosphere. On my random day visiting, there were native dancers, lots of locals, a guy with parrots and a small pro-Ukraine rally. All the buildings are gorgeous and it was very nice to visit for 4 hours or so. Highly recommended to stop in town and park at the hourly parking lot.
Santa Fe Plaza is the cultural heart of The City Different, Santa Fe. Around the square you'll find all types of art galleries, shopping and places to eat (I highly recommend The Plaza Cafe for a meal. It's fantastic.). There are also all types of street performers busking throughout the plaza each and every day. You will find Native Americans selling all types of items from art to jewelry to souvenirs right there on the sidewalk. I recently visited between Christmas and the New Year and the holiday lights in the trees were extra fun and festive at night. Also, all the best museums, restaurants, and galleries are in walking distance from the Plaza. If you visit Santa Fe, you definitely have to visit the Santa Fe Plaza. You will not be disappointed.
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