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About Santa Fe: Welcome to Santa Fe

For more than 300 years, visitors have been drawn to the extraordinary light, diverse cultures and incomparable scenery that makes Santa Fe unique.

The Grande dame of the Southwest, Santa Fe is the nation's oldest and highest capitol city with an abundance of art galleries, world-class restaurants, museums and recreational activities to please the most sophisticated visitor.

As the end of the both Old Santa Fe Trail and El Camino Real, the trade route from Mexico, the city has a long tradition of hospitality for travelers.

A pleasant 3 block walk down Palace will take you to The Plaza, the bustling heart of the city. You'll stroll past 19th century pitched-roof bungalows and adobe family compounds, some owned by descendants of the Spanish settlers who built them.

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Faith, completed in 1882, shows its Gothic influence. Across the street at La Posada, some say the Staab House, a Victorian mansion is still occupied by Julia Staab's ghost.

Another historic home, Sena Plaza, was once the house of a New Mexico governor and his large family. The compound retains the nostalgia of Spanish Santa Fe with its beautifully landscaped interior courtyard and balconies. Take a look.

The Palace of the Governors, which gives our street its name, is one of New Mexico's most treasured landmarks. Built in 1610, it's the oldest public building in the United States and New Mexico's premiere history museum. Under the portal, you can buy Native American jewelry, pottery and other arts and crafts. The artists comprise a living exhibit; some trace their ancestry to the Pueblo people who near the Plaza centuries ago.

Head southeast just 4 blocks and you'll quickly discover the galleries, shops and restaurants of Canyon Road. Originally a burro trail for wood haulers on their way to the Plaza, this area became home to a group of painters from the East Coast who fell in love with the city's light, mountain vistas and historic ambiance. Most modern visitors feel the same romance.

Feel like an outdoor adventure? Ask us about hiking, biking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding and horseback riding in the area. Want to explore Indian ruins or find a trout stream? Need opera tickets, a seat at a Santa Fe Chamber Music concert or tips on Santa Fe nightlife? Looking for a first-rate margarita? Need help visiting nearby Pueblos or touring scenic Georgia O'Keeffe country. Just ask. Our attentive staff at Hacienda Nicholas is available to assist you.


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320 East Marcy St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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