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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the heart of SantaFe. Lots of shops, galleries and restaurants. Shops and galleries close at 5, which is a bummer.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been here several times previously and were looking forward to spending time in the old town area. Unfortunately, the homeless population has really moved into town. We were approached several times by people asking for money and one even aggressively pursued us, cursing and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Big sign at all the streets leading into the plaza, saying no pets allowed. Santa Fe is not pet friendly.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joseph12345678901
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Santa Fe Plaza was very easy to get around. There were a lot of side streets with restaurants and more shopping. The plaza itself had local venders with their wares. Very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DMpoel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A stroll around the plaza is a good thing to do as a tourist but it’s nothing really out of the ordinary. Shops & overpriced restaurants are there, the people are friendly & it’s something everyone should do while visiting Santa Fe.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sunflower35
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Santa Fe Plaza is the focal point of downtown. Lots of activity: music, car show, open air market on the days we were there. Surrounded by shops, cafes, restaurants and Native Americans displaying their crafts. Great place to get a flavor of this beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santa Fe Plaza is ok. If you are looking for some jewelry it is better than ok. I didn’t know it was a destination, rather, I thought it was a cross way from point a to b.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JCFuN1017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The vibe of the downtown plaza has completely changed. I hadn't been there in several years and I was excited to show my traveling companions. What a disappointment! Outside there were blankets all around the stores with people sitting and selling trinkets. It reminded me...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank louanneb629
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The downtown plaza was a bit disappointing this visit. I have visited Santa Fe multiple times but this visit , the homeless were everywhere. They were digging in trash cans and sleeping on sidewalks. It is so sad to see a beautiful place go to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank junkqueen14
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to go during the September Fiesta. Losts of music, arts and crafts for sale. One of the most interesting people-watching places in the USA, with a rich unity of American Indian, Hispanic, and European cultures. Lots of shops and good food.

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 7, 2019|
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Response from Roy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but on leads.
June 17, 2019|
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Response from WTN_wheretonext | Reviewed this property |
We saw them each day for the 4 days we were there.
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October 11, 2018|
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Response from Bobbin_Oreo_Daisey | Reviewed this property |
I agree that the best place to buy newly made native crafts is in the Plaza in front of the Governors Palace. If you are looking for vintage items and know what you are looking at, go to the antique stores. If you are not... More