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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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A lot to see and do in one place: all walking distance

The plaza is probably most famous for the Native Americans selling jewelry on the side of the plaza. But the plaza is surrounded by museums, famous buildings, galleries, shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Albert008
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Plaza is picturesque, and of course, the shopping is both pricey and wonderful--as expected. Its biggest detractor (in my opinion) is the presence of so many beggars and homeless individuals. And this seemed to be true wherever one walked, within a block or tow radius of The Plaza.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The plaza is probably most famous for the Native Americans selling jewelry on the side of the plaza. But the plaza is surrounded by museums, famous buildings, galleries, shops, restaurants, hotels and more (including the very helpful visitors center). During the week there are concerts; during the day there are often single musicians playing. From the plaza you can walk... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful center park surrounded on all 4 sides by traditional Adobe style buildings with some thrown in the mix in the Anglo style. It's the center of activity in the historic part of Santa Fe. Lots of unique shops and places to eat and drink. Live activities take place on a regular schedule. A good place to start and... More 

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Denver, CO
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It seems a bit odd reviewing the Plaza. It's a big square park in the old part of Santa Fe. I'll echo what others have said - parking is a real problem. Plan early, take a bike or public transportation if you can. Otherwise, plan on paying for a lot or finding a meter. If you go a few blocks... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Native American handcrafted jewelry for sale, Lovely art galleries. museums, restaurants, bars, beautiful churches, and other stores all located here. Don't miss it. Fee for museum, but certain nights are free.

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Holbrook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The plaza was a lot of fun. There was live music and dancing almost every night. We had a great time listening to the music and watching the very energetic young dancers! There are all kinds of restaurants in the area around the plaza. There was even a classic car show one of the days we were there.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Plaza is well maintained and easy to get to. Lots of benches for sitting and relaxing. the surrounding shops are a shoppers paradise.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The plaza in Santa Fe has always been a most pleasant place to sit and people-watch, but during the Santa Fe Festival last weekend we also got to hear some great music. Sit in the plaza or at one of the restaurants surrounding it and it's a joy to behold.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

nicely displayed shops; 75% jewelry ; easy access with plaza being on a square; could use some more types besides so many jewelry

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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The HIstoric Plaza particularly at Indian Market weekend (the third weekend of August) has much to occupy everyone. Native American vendors under the Governor's Mansion portico have authentic wares. Think cash for most of them, though some actually have credit card capabilities. It is fun just talking with them and finding out where they are from and how they got... More 

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