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Santa Fe Plaza

Home to many landmarks in the heart of the city, this spacious square evokes echoes of the Spanish colonial era with its markets, bandstand and live music.

Santa Fe Plaza is a spacious gathering point with markets, a bandstand and a park at the heart of the city. At the square’s center find an arts stage and a statue that acts as an American Indian War Memorial. Many musical performances and political events take place in the lively square. Around the plaza are restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Use the benches and tables in this tranquil, grassy haven for a picnic.

Watch the people walking by as you enjoy your picnic lunch. Relish the tranquil ambiance on the grass between the trees. The scenic park in the center of the plaza is a great spot from which to admire the adobe structures around the sides. 

See the Palace of the Governors on the northern part of the square. The 17th-century structure dates back as far as the inception of the plaza itself. It is one of the oldest constantly occupied public buildings in the country. Explore the collections and exhibitions of local history and art.

Examine the obelisk-shaped American Indian War Memorial that stands in the center of the park. It was erected in the 1860s to pay tribute to those who died in the American Civil War.

Purchase traditional Native American jewelry at one of the stands or boutiques around the square. Dine at one of the restaurants and cafés or buy fajitas from a vendor. Attend musical performances at the bandstand. 

The square was established around 1610 and has remained the political and social hub of the city since then. A defensive wall and fort once surrounded the plaza. It is also the terminus of the famous trade route from New Mexico to St. Louis.

Santa Fe Plaza sits in the center of the New Mexico city. Visit some of the many popular landmarks surrounding the site, such as the Loretto Chapel, Canyon Road and the Cathedral Basilicia of Saint Francis of Assisi. The city center is a 14-mile (22.5-kilometer) journey northeast from the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. It should take around 20 minutes by car.


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Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe $110
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe

828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Santa Fe Plaza. Loretto Chapel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away. Santa Fe Depot is 17 minutes by foot.

    La Fonda on the Plaza $168
    La Fonda on the Plaza

    La Fonda on the Plaza

    100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this spa hotel is steps from Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe Plaza, and Loretto Chapel. New Mexico Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Native Arts are also within 5 minutes. Santa Fe Depot is 12 minutes by foot.

      Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza $107
      Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

      Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

      100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this historic hotel is steps from Lensic Performing Arts Center and Georgia O'Keefe Museum. New Mexico Museum of Art and Santa Fe Plaza are also within 5 minutes. Santa Fe Depot is 8 minutes by foot.

        Villas de Santa Fe by Diamond Resorts $95
        Villas de Santa Fe by Diamond Resorts

        Villas de Santa Fe by Diamond Resorts

        400 Griffin Street, Santa Fe, NM
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Northeast Santa Fe, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Georgia O'Keefe Museum and Santa Fe Plaza. Loretto Chapel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away. Santa Fe Depot is 15 minutes by foot.

          Las Palomas $122
          Las Palomas

          Las Palomas

          460 W San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and Santa Fe Plaza. Loretto Chapel is 0.6 mi (1 km) away. Santa Fe Depot is 10 minutes by foot.

            Inn of the Governors $109
            Inn of the Governors

            Inn of the Governors

            101 W Alameda, Santa Fe, NM
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe Plaza, and Loretto Chapel. New Mexico Museum of Art and Lensic Performing Arts Center are also within 5 minutes. Santa Fe Depot is 9 minutes by foot.

              Santa Fe Sage Inn $65
              Santa Fe Sage Inn

              Santa Fe Sage Inn

              725 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Santa Fe, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Railyard Arts District, Santa Fe Plaza, and Loretto Chapel. Santa Fe Railyard and New Mexico State Capitol are also within 15 minutes. Santa Fe Depot is 8 minutes by foot.

                Eldorado Hotel & Spa $134
                Eldorado Hotel & Spa

                Eldorado Hotel & Spa

                309 W San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lensic Performing Arts Center and Santa Fe Plaza. Loretto Chapel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away. Santa Fe Depot is 9 minutes by foot.