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Spend the Day at the Santa Fe Plaza

Santa Fe Plaza

The Santa Fe Plaza is the heart and hub of the city for lively entertainment, local shopping, cultural museums, and delectable dining experiences. Originally constructed to be used as a gathering space for visitors and locals alike, this bustling epicenter continues to delight guests from near and far. As a location on the National Register of Historic Places, the Santa Fe Plaza is known for the unique adobe architecture of the surrounding buildings, old churches, and other significant points of interest.

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Santa Fe Plaza

Don’t Miss these Things to do at the Santa Fe Plaza

There’s a sense of history and wonder at the Santa Fe Plaza—with the ancient adobe architecture, old churches, and monuments. It’s a lovely place to stop for a coffee, sit back and watch the people mill about, and listen to live music. Here are some of our favorite things not to miss at the Santa Fe Plaza during your stay:

  • New Mexico Museum of Art: Located just one block off the Santa Fe Plaza, the collection at this museum boasts more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more from notable local and international artists.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Dedicated to the famed artist’s life and work, this famous museum has the most extensive collection of O’Keeffe’s works and personal materials. It’s an in-depth look into the mind of an artist.
  • Palace of the Governors: This historic 1610 building, designed in the traditional Territorial style of Pueblo architecture, borders the Santa Fe Plaza between Lincoln and Washington Avenues. For centuries it was the seat of the government and now serves as a living museum and place for Native American vendors to sell their handcrafted wares.
  • Loretto Chapel: Known for its miraculous spiral staircases, this former Roman-Catholic church is a popular wedding destination and worth visiting to see the beautiful architecture.
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Frances of Assisi: You’ll want to stop by this other impressive example of 1886 Romanesque architecture at the Saint Frances Cathedral. Inside, you’ll find stunning columns, lovely works of art, and bronze doors.
  • Shops and Markets: The Santa Fe Plaza is a hub for shopping and specialized markets. Wander in and out of the historic buildings, meet the makers, and hunt for treasures to commemorate your trip.

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The Best Dining Options at the Santa Fe Plaza:

Here are four of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants near the Santa Fe Plaza for lunch and dinner:

  • Cafe Pasqual’s: Head here for authentic and flavorful Mexican fare with local ingredients in a beautiful adobe building. Be sure to check out the attached art gallery as well.
  • Coyote Cafe & Rooftop Cantina: This long-time restaurant along the Santa Fe Plaza is known for elegant fine-dining and innovative New Mexican cuisine. You won’t want to miss a margarita at the rooftop cantina!
  • La Boca: Eight times James Beard-nominated Chef James Campbell Caruso serves up delicious tapas, a thoughtful wine list, and extensive sherry options at this cozy Spanish restaurant in downtown Santa Fe.
  • Sazon: Also on the nomination list for James Beard Awards in 2022, this standout spot has been delighting diners worldwide since 1991 with outstanding Mexican dishes.

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