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Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe

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The Palace of the Governors (Spanish: Palacio de los Gobernadores) (1610) is an adobe structure located on Palace Avenue on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico, between Lincoln Avenue and Washington Avenue. It is within the Santa Fe Historic District and it served as the seat of government for the state of New Mexico for centuries. The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.

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  • We went on a weekday in September and there were about 8 artists there. The best part, besides seeing their wares, was talking with them. One of the artists was part of the San Ildefonso pueblo...  more »
  • A fiesta was in progress outside the building and in the square. Lovely to see this place. The colors and history were inspiring.  more »
  • NOTE!! CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO RENOVATIONS! We visited the first weekend in Aug 2019. We were able to see the back side and courtyard and the printing press room by buying admission at the New Mexico History Museum located behind the Palace. We enjoyed looking at the building outside and especially enjoyed seeing the Native American artisans selling their beautiful jewelry along the walk on the plaza.
  • This place is CLOSED until “early 2020.” It’s a wonderful place for young and old to enjoy and learn about early New Mexico.

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