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Address: 100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505 983 7317
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Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Plaza is the heart...
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.
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the Plaza

The Plaza was a fun place. We had the pleasure of seeing the handmade Indian Art which was beautiful and well priced. We enjoyed all the shops that had many choices for gifts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Broomfield, CO
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Broomfield, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Plaza was a fun place. We had the pleasure of seeing the handmade Indian Art which was beautiful and well priced. We enjoyed all the shops that had many choices for gifts.

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Just a place to pass through, it tended to attract a lot of homeless youths/persons and frankly did not feel that safe when it started to get dark.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I often visit the Plaza in Santa Fe, and always have an enjoyable experience. I seem to find a new shop or restaurant each time I go. On the weekends the plaza usually has live music or some other event going on. During the 4th of July weekend, they have had a pancake breakfast, antique car show, craft fair, and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Found that the owner, Sami Hawash, was willing to take time to show me rugs and never put pressure on me to buy one. Sami was also willing to negotiate the price of the sale. You'll need at least an hour or more to look at all the rugs and jewelry in this store. Santa Fe Apparel & Gifts also... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every year when we come to Santa Fe we love to visit the plaza. It's fun to walk around, shop, eat, and watch the street performers. Plus, it's beautiful! Make sure to bring some comfortable walking shoes. If you're not staying within walking distance or if your hotel doesn't have a shuttle, it may be hard to find parking. You... More 

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El Dorado, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food carts, the events, the loveliness of sitting on a bench people watching...just simple fun. One of the iconic parts of Santa Fe amd, maybe, the heart of the city. Bring your dog (on a leash); everyone else does! Listen to bells of the cathedral, step across the street to the Plaza restaurant or the French Bakery or La... More 

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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273 reviews 273 reviews
52 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The plaza is active. There people milling about at all times. There are performers and people living on the street. The plaza is surrounded by shops and restaurants of varying quality.

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Atwater, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The best place to buy jewelry is under the portico from the Native Americans who actually make the jewelry. You can bargain a little bit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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69 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I went there on a Saturday. They had music playing and a lot of concession stands out. I enjoyed it.

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Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We spent a morning wandering the plaza areas shops and attractions but could have easily spent a day or more, some nice galleries, very impressive bronzes, lots to experience.

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