What Are Some Things to Do in Santa Fe, New Mexico?


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Canyon Road, Santa Fe Plaza, the Museum of International Folk Art, St. Francis Cathedral and the Palace of the Governors are all popular destinations for visitors to Santa Fe. These sites capture the historic, artistic and religious heritage that has long made Santa Fe a central location in the Southwest.

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Canyon Road is a half-mile stretch within the historic district of the city, and it boasts more than 100 restaurants, galleries and boutiques for tourists to enjoy. A tiny sampling of the offerings of this bustling location includes the Charles Azbell Gallery, Meyer East Gallery, The Teahouse, Caffe Greco and Elysee Fine Art and Jewelry.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe. Built in Romanesque style in 1869, it sits next to an adobe chapel originally attached to a church destroyed during the Pueblo Rebellion in 1680. The chapel houses what many believe to be the oldest U.S. Madonna representation in existence.

The Museum of International Folk Art features folk art from different cultures and historical periods. Collections include African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Contemporary Hispano and Latino, European, North American, Latin American, Spanish Colonial and textiles and costumes.

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