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Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe

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#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Santa Fe
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. To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Fe, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Crisp spring afternoon at time of arrival - Good Friday and amazingly not crazy. The locals are obviously elsewhere for their long weekend. Nice outdoor spot for the centre of town. Was also blocked o...  more »
  • We came in on the bus and saw there was a local jewelry bazaar with artisans displaying their wares. There were a number of very nice shops around the perimeter and some good places to eat. The lamp p...  more »
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  • This was a fun place to walk around at. There are a ton of shops and cool things to see. We bought a really nice soft blanket at one of the stands. And there is a historical photo place with really amazing photographs and descriptions. I highly recommend going to that shop. (I can't remember what it's called at this time.)
  • We visited for the first time in 25+ years. What used to be a fun, artsy town has devolved into a tourist trap. So...many...people. So...much...kitsch. One of the locals told us that Santa Fe has two industries: government and tourism. I think the tourists have won.

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