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Address: 100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505 983 7317
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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Glad we walked around

We just passing through and hotel employee told us at check out, we couldn't leave without stopping by the plaza. She provided a map and off we went. We really enjoyed the walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Denver
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148 reviews 148 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We just passing through and hotel employee told us at check out, we couldn't leave without stopping by the plaza. She provided a map and off we went. We really enjoyed the walk, it was a very nice area, good shops, galleries & vendors. You have to pay for parking, either meters or parking lots. We look forward to returning.

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British Columbia, Canada
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82 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We sat in the sun, did a crossword. Listened to the buskers. There was also a magician, acrobat. Artists surrounding. Never bothered for money or to buy anything.

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Texas
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403 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

We found a parking place about a block away, then went for a walk to the plaza. There were plenty of shops, restaurants and on one side many Indians selling hand made curios on the side walk. A man was playing music in the center so we took a bench, listened, watched the people and just had a good relaxing... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
90 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is ALWAYS fun to walk the plaza and visit all the shops. The prices are high, but there are deals to be made here. Know your merchandise and prices prior to venturing into shops! The Kodak Moments are all over the place! The Indians on the north side of the plaza are fun to visit, There are so many... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Historic, interesting square surrounded by unique architecture is a must for your trip. See the craftsmanship of Native Americans on the side opposite the many shops. Be aware of your surroundings after dark, though. This was the first time after many trips here that I did not always feel safe.

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New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There's always something going on at the Plaza in Santa Fe especially in warm weather. There are several restuarants right around the plaza, some serve beer and wine. Shops are all touristy so if you want souvenirs or you have a taste and $ for the expensive stuff this is your place to shop! Pueblo indian vendors sit in the... More 

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Houston, TX
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241 reviews 241 reviews
85 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The concept of the central plaza has been central to Latin-based countries for centuries. It is refreshing to find that it has made its way to this small corner of the USA. Right off the bat I can tell you it's a lot more visually appealing than the plaza in Albuquerque. Unlike Albuquerque's plaza however the anchor church is one... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We did the walking tour of the Plaza and visited most of the stores. As some have stated, take you money. We feel the items for sale are very overpriced and we didn't see many people carrying bags. The normal Native Americans were on the streets selling their wares, but still overpriced. Items my wife purchased in Gallup were 40%... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Even though there are fewer shops, great shopping around the plaza. Go to one of the restaurants away from the plaza for better food and prices. While at the plaza, look for the guy with a mouse perched on the back of a cat standing on top of a dog - so cute!

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Downtown Santa Fe is a great area to walk, shop, tour and people watch. The heart of Santa Fe is still the Plaza. It is sometimes overrun with people and some of the shops are tacky but for visitors this is still the place to be. The museums are first rate. The native American vendors selling jewelry, pottery and crafts... More 

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