El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Ranch
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.
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  • Walk into El Rancho de las Golondrinas and you'll open a door and step back 300 years to experience authentic Southwest history. See first-hand how people lived, the buildings they constructed and...  more »
  • Made plans to visit here on recommendation and was meh about the idea until I found out that Better Call Saul shot the episode "Dedicado a Max" here. Me and my son recreated a pic of Gus and Mike...  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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