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The Plaza

Address: 100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 505 983 7317
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Ranked #19 of 109 Activities in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Drives, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion, Outdoor Activities
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Drives, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion, Outdoor Activities
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 is surrounded by city landmarks, shops and restaurants.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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239 reviews 239 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really cool plaza to stroll. The shopping is great, there is good food and some nice history (the Santa Fe Trail ended at the plaza). We were there at Thanksgiving and got to see the plaza get lit for the holidays.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I love the plaza, especially during the holidays. Also, there are some good fajitas to be found in the cart at lunchtime. My only complaint about the plaza area, and I hate to say this but it's true after several visits, is the panhandling. Some years it's worse than others, but there are a lot of transient people who ask... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Our beautiful plaza is at the core of Santa Fe..it's historic going back over 400 years. On one side is where the Indians sell their jewelry and crafts and behind them is the Governor's Museum. The other three side's of the Plaza has lovely shops and restaurants..of Santa Fe's finest. The actual plaza is a beautiful grassy area with a... More 

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Rye, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A lovely plaza enhanced by wonderful artists selling their art work. The artists explain their work and the materials they use. Very impressive.

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NJ
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Spanish-founded settlements in the New World are always centered on plazas with churches and government buildings on their fringes and the one in Santa Fe is as good as any in the USA to sample this type of town planning. The Governor's Palace occupies one side of the square with a small grassy space in the middle. Native vendors of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Hope my oldest Daughter likes the gift I got her for Christmas I came a long ways to get it . . . Now let's see what am I going to do for the next in line . . Daughter Daughter

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Lubbock, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We spent the day in downtown Santa Fe and it was so nice. Lovely atmosphere. Toured all the historical settings and enjoyed shopping and browsing all the lovely art galleries. The local Native arts are just wonderful. The Christmas decorations were so festive and all the people were so nice. We also enjoyed the local cuisine! A must see is... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I am from a small town in East Tennessee this made me feel right at home. Locals and tourist all gathering for the lighting of the Plaza. Great fun from the local choirs to the hot cider. We will never forget our Thanksgiving in Santa Fe.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

All kinds of beautifully creative things to see. Not always the best prices and items of poor taste mixed with articles of unquestionable quality and inventiveness. Good restaurants and closeness to the Lensic and St. Francis auditoria. Parking can be a challenge. Year round events and festivals.

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Moline, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lost in the Atmosphere of the old Square & all of the Native Artists. Spend a afternoon on the Square.

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