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The Plaza

100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
+1 505 983 7317
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Ranked #2 of 75 shopping in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Scenic Drives, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Plaza is the heart and soul of the city. The gathering spot for residents and tourists alike... more » Owner description: Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Plaza is the heart and soul of the city. The gathering spot for residents and tourists alike is surrounded by city landmarks, shops and restaurants. « less
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place in Santa Fe to experience a little green grass. This area provides excellent people watching opportunities.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a very small plaza, but some much is happening for such a small area. The smell of fajitas from one vendor and the smell of coffee from another. So many things to see and buy. This is a must see place. Whether you are looking for art to buy or just looking to sit and relax.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We spent a great deal of our vacation time in the plaza area shopping and dining. The shops were unique and we loved the street vendors as well. My only negative and word of warning is to check out the hours ahead of time of places you'd like to see. Many galleries were by appointment only. Some shops and museums... More

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cary, nc
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is an engaging area in the heart of Santa Fe it would be a shame to miss it. Surrounded by stores, galleries and restaurants, the square offers a glimpse into the past. Sit on the uncommon benches and admire the wares of the native american artisans who set up in front of the Palace of the Governors and maybe... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you are visiting Santa Fe, you have to visit the Plaza. It's just a park looking area with benches. But the city is built around it. Take time to walk around and visit all of the shops. Most are really cute, local shops. There are a couple tourist traps and chains, but they are pretty hidden. Subway and Starbucks... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Turquoise is what this part of the world famous and know of. So you might found turquoise base jewelry. Strolling around the plaza is so rapturous. Just take your time and enjoy this pleasant place.

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The plaza is such a wonderful venture for a lovely outing…shopping is great, great restaurants, wonderful art and museums and I love the beauty and churches!

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Melbourne
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Plaza is small, but what a big personality it has. We were fortunate to be there just after Christmas, and the decorations were still up. Wonderfully lit trees and an atmosphere of serenity in this beautiful town.

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Dimmitt, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The Plaza is synonymous with Santa Fe. It is like a visit to a time long past. Great architectural buildings dating back to the beginnings of Santa Fe itself. Lots of unique shops but best of all are the Native Americans who line one side of the Plaza selling their hand made jewelry. What a unique experience! This absolutely cannot... More

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This was a fun place to explore. Lots of tourists, but we were some of them so just went with the flow. Lots of stores that carry locally made items, which we really enjoyed learning about. Finding parking can be a hassle at times. Nice area to be able to get some walking in & shop at the same time.

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