We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse)

Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
505/986-4589
Improve this listing
92%
Ranked #7 of 93 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Attraction details

Hotels near New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse)

Write a Review

343 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    232
    86
    21
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
West Linn OR
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The architecture of the building is impressive. Probably spent an hour there mostly looking at the art from New Mexican artists.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, NY
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Capital Building is on the edge of downtown Santa Fe so I imagine that it may be overlooked by visitors. It is certainly worth a visit. The building and interior are very lovely and there is so much artwork that, we were told, it is the biggest "gallery" in Santa Fe. Across the street is a small, nice supermarket... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Georgetown, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Yet another Santa Fe surprise. Take the time to walk the round hallways on all floors. The New Mexico artists' work is a wonderful history and vision of the state.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The visitor center in Santa Fe recommended that we see the capitol and it was one of the highlights of our road trip from the SW to the Midwest. We were not expecting the extensive art collection displayed at the capitol. Seemed like most of the art was related to New Mexico and reflected the many traditions and cultures of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
culver city, CA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The art displayed in the halls of this building are almost as good as any museum you'll visit. Terrific walk thru the various collections.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Toured the art display on each floor very eclectic. Staff go out of their way to be friendly. Loved the children's zozobra pictures. Especially liked mixed media buffalo (eyes plastic spoons, fur old film). Loved the tucumcari door with bottles, Route 66 memorabilia and other collectibles. The weaving was beautiful as well as the oil paintings. Statuary inside and out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quincy, Massachusetts
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My friend and I took the 45-minute tour of the New Mexico state capitol building with our tour guide, James. James was very friendly and knowledgeable. There wasn't a single question that stumped him. He spoke very clearly and loud enough for the group of roughly 15 of us to all hear. However, the real star of the show is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I hate politicians but I go to the Roundhouse for the art. Every inch of the building has really great art from prominent New Mexican's. It is free and open to the public. Take a tour. See art on all floors but avoid session time in January and February - too many politicians around!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tempe, Arizona
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You would not normally think of going to visit the capitol building, but the one in Santa Fe is amazing. You can wander around, literally, as its in the round! There is the most incredible art that you can view and its all free.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband insisted on seeing this, but there is not much to see here. I would skip it if you are on a tight schedule.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse) also viewed

 

Been to New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing