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Address: 100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505 983 7317
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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 is nice

We happened to visit on a special weekend. It was so nice to see a lot of people and vendors around the plaza. There was a parade too. Very nice afternoon!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
LaurenV1962
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Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened to visit on a special weekend. It was so nice to see a lot of people and vendors around the plaza. There was a parade too. Very nice afternoon!

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Livermore, California
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

seems there is something always going on at the plaza- there were all kinds of interesting people and music. Many things to "buy" if you are looking for unique items

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Jacksonville, Vermont
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

i visited on an evening in january beautiful decorated with lights close to many restaurants & shops a nice place to walk around

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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While many things in Santa Fe are considered a "must," the Plaza probably takes the cake if only because of its location - there's a good chance you'll pass through it even if it isn't your destination. However, the Plaza is worth the visit in and of itself, and since it's free, there aren't many reasons not to include it... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Fe is a treat to visit and The Plaza brings an old charm and European feel. This was my watering hole daily. Surrounded by excellent places to eat and shop. Flanked by Palace of the Governors with vendors selling hand crafted native jewelry, it is a delightful Plaza to linger and enjoy the sights. Represents culture of old Santa... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to sit and get some sun while figuring out where to go next. Many great shops, of course the Palace for local jewelry, and spots to grab a bite. Nice events at the gazebo also.

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the La Fonda right across from the Plaza and it was wonderful to walk through. We went in January so there weren't too many people throughout the Plaza. Just one lady playing her guitar and singing. Across the street from the Plaza was local vendors selling jewelry. There are lots of shops and local attractions close to... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Christmas Lights on the Plaza were absolutely stunning this year!!! Can't wait for Christmas 2016!!!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very busy, lots of people, shops, restaurants, and very limited parking. Be prepared to walk, so you can take it all in. The architecture, décor and history of the buildings is very cool. Worth a stop to see what it is all about! It was perfect browsing weather in late October!

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An enchanting place for everyone & being able to talk with the Native American artists was the best part of our excursion. Make sure to chat with artist Alfonso Tenorio (he joked that he had an Italian name but he is Santo Domingo Pueblo !) & he sits right on the corner of E. San Francisco St. & Lincoln Ave.... More 

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