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Santa Fe, New Mexico

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CHURCHES


Cristo Rey Church
1120 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-8528

Built in 1940 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado's exploration of the Southwest, this church is the largest Spanish adobe structure in the United States.

San Miguel Mission
401 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-3974

This adobe church is thought to be the oldest standing church in the United States, dating back to 1609.

St. Francis Cathedral
231 Cathedral Pl.,
Sante Fe, NM 87501
505-982-5619

Father Lamy began construction on this church in 1869. It is the only French-architecture church in the city.

Santuario de Chimayo

County Rd. 94C P.O. Box 235
Chimayo, NM 87522
505-351-4889

Built in the early 19th century, this shrine is home to a miraculous crucifix.

SHOPPING


Visit the galleries along Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Canyon Road

Over 100 galleries and studios, specialty shops and restaurants can be found along Santa Fe's most famous street.

Jackalope
2820 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-471-8539

A huge market where you can find anything from home furnishings, pottery, jewelry and ethnic art from around the world.

Railyard Santa Fe
332 Read St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-3373

The Railyard is truly the new gathering place for all of Santa Fe's citizens and its visitors. Have a great meal and view great contemporary art. See exciting performances, choose from the best of locally grown produce, ride your bike or take a train, or relax or play in the Park.

Santa Fe Plaza
100 Old Santa Fe Trail

The Plaza has been the heart of downtown Santa Fe for 400 years and remains the central part of the city, hosting Indian and Spanish markets and other annual events as well as community gatherings, concerts and more.

Tesuque Flea Market
State Rd. 285 at Hwy. 84
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-670-2599

Over 500 vendors from around the world sell their wares at this flea market owned and operated by the Tesuque Pueblo. The market is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March through December.


MUSEUMS

 

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-995-0785

The museum houses 140 works by Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as special exhibitions by other artists.

Institute of American Indian Arts
108 Cathedral Place.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-1777

Located in downtown Santa Fe, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is dedicated solely to advancing the discourse, knowledge and understanding of contemporary Native arts.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-1250

The outstanding collection showcases classic and contemporary Southwestern Indian paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, basketry and weaving. A permanent exhibition tracing the life of American Indians, "Here, Now and Always" was curated in part by Native American elders, scholars and tribal members.

New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-5072

Located just west of the Plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Art (formerly the Museum of Fine Arts) displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia O'Keeffe.

New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-5200

The New Mexico History Museum, opened in May 2009, shows the history of Santa Fe and New Mexico for the last 400 years. The new museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, and travel and commerce on the legendary Santa Fe Trail.

Palace of the Governors (at the New Mexico History Museum)
105 W. Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-475-5100

New Mexico's museum of history was originally the seat of Spanish government for the American Southwest in the 17th century.

Spanish Colonial Arts Society
750 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-2226

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections were initiated in 1928. Today with 3,000 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
704 Camino Lejo, Off Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-4636

The eight-sided building housing the museum was inspired by a traditional Navajo hooghan. Exhibitions include contemporary and traditional American Indian art emphasizing the Southwest.

SPAS

 

Nidah Spa at El Dorado Hotel & Spa
309 West San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-995-4535

Nidah is a Native American word meaning "your life." This 4,300-square-foot spa enriches your life with-seven treatment rooms including a couples suite; tranquil lounge with soothing music, water, fruit and herbal tea; signature treatments using ingredients that are prepared fresh daily, drawing on the natural healing properties of plants and herbs indigenous to New Mexico and more.

The Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-984-7997

Embracing the healing traditions of Native American spiritual healers, the Spa at Loretto is an urban sanctuary dedicated to healing, education, and mind, body and spirit renewal.

Spa Sage
330 East Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-954-9630

Refresh both body and soul with locally inspired massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and more. Signature treatments include a Chocolate Chile Body Wrap, Spirit of Santa Fe Massage or Margarita Pedicure - with an actual Margarita.

Ten Thousand Waves
3451 Hyde Park Rd., P.O. Box 10200
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-992-5025

This Japanese hot spring resort offers a variety of outdoor massages and facials.

NATIONAL MONUMENTS

 

Bandelier National Monument
Bandelier National Monument is best known for mesas, sheer-walled canyons, and several thousand ancestral Pueblo dwellings found among them. It also includes over 23,000 acres of designated Wilderness. The best-known archeological sites, in Frijoles Canyon near the Visitor Center, were inhabited from the 1100s into the mid-1500s, and earlier groups had used the area for thousands of years. The picture is of the Ceremonial Cave, the Kiva where religious ceremonies were held.
Pecos National Historical Park
Step back in time as far as 12,000 years. The ancient Pecos Pueblo and two Spanish Colonial Missions are preserved in Pecos National Historical Park, along with original sites along the Santa Fe Trail. For more recent history, you can also visit the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass.
Tent Rocks National Monument
The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to observe, study and experience the geologic processes that shape natural landscapes. The National Monument, on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, includes a national recreation trail and ranges from 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level. It is for foot travel only, and contains two segments that provide opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, geologic observation and plant identification.
Turquoise Trail
Get to know the real Wild West along the Turquoise Trail. This sixty-mile National Scenic Byway passes through colorful and history-rich towns like the mining ghost-town Golden, the turquoise and mining town Cerrillos, which boasts the oldest mine in the United States, and the art gallery-rich town of Madrid. Visitors pass from shop to shop, many of which are still personal homes, looking for the perfect turquoise item to purchase. For skiing enthusiasts, some of the best skiing can be had along the Turquoise Trail during winter months.

RESOURCES



Santa Fe Visitor Information Center Tourism Office
201 W. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
800-777-2489

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1928
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-988-3279

MORE SANTA FE INFORMATION


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