Discover the lifestyle of 18th-century Spanish colonial ranchers with a visit toEl Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum. Attired in period clothing, the guides take visitors through the process of making flour, creating tools, and shoeing horses. The ranch is also home to an acequia system--an irrigation ditch complex. Tour the reconstructed colonial buildings or come for one of the annual festivals, offering visitors insight into traditional Mexican and Spanish culture. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Rancho de las Golondrinas by using our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker app.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas Reviews
Golondrinas is a recreation of early pioneer days in New Mexico. There are docents dressed in historical garb, involved in daily activities (like weaving and spinning wool) of the time and ready to... more »
They have lavender festival every year. Just amazing. Classes on how to grow lavender. Products containing lavender such a fish rub. Yummy from the Bar Be Q at home. Amazing people to talk to..... more »
Wonderful Experience. What made the experience great was probably the tour which we were lucky to be just in time for. Our tour guide Jim walked us through different parts of the Ranch and almost made everything come alive. The Ranch itself had an exceptionally peaceful and quiet ambiance. Overall highly recommended to take the tour and then walk around the Ranch.
What an interesting guide we had. I sure am glad I live in these modern times. This is the place every school kid should visit with a docent. Wear comfortable walking shoes because there sure is a lot to see. We could have spent twice as much time here.
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