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105 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years, we have purchased many genuine Indian produced jewelry and pottery items at the Palace. We have never been disappointed. The artists are on a lottery system, giving more to choose from.

1  Thank donfwilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can’t miss the Palace of the Governors as it’s on the Plaza. To get a sense of the history of Santa Fe you must visit it. Santa Fe was Iin existence 10- 12 years ( depending upon which historian you believe) before the he...More

Thank Lloyd T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel for knowledge, and value learning about other cultures, then extending your experience by acquiring something locally made - then this Native Peoples Outdoor market is for you. Plan to take your time, and ask the artists about the work. Many encourage you...More

1  Thank Guidehouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the center of sante fe...I love the Native American vendors that are frequently outside the doors. The exhibits inside are a bit sparse but worth admission. Provides a slice of life many Americans are not familiar with.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to make sure you are getting authentic Native American jewelry while you are in Santa Fe, what better way to do it than to purchase it from the artisans themselves outside the historic Palace of the Governors? The beautiful jewelry and a...More

Thank JanSD2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This historic place is now a place for native people selling their wRes but more important is it’s history. A wonderful collection of relaxing Giordano icons and tools. Plus art are here. Centered next to the plaza it is easy to find

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most people just shop for beautiful jewelry from Native American vendors outside the palace but the inside has some interesting things. I liked the timeline. Less involving than the history of New Mexico museum which is on the same entrance ticket.

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were walking downtown and saw where Native Americans were selling their wares next to the Palace of the Governors. Apparently, a friend of Georgia O'Keeffe started this to help out the Naive Americans that lived in the area. Good place to...More

Thank cwillini
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to buy Art and Jewellery from Native American ,this is the place. You have the satisfaction of buying directly from the Artisans. The choice is varied and variety suits all tastes.The Museum inside the Palace is very informative and worth visiting.All attractions...More

Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Palace of the Governors is a great place to buy Native American art & jewelry from the craftsmen. Outside the Palace, Native American artisans set up blankets on the ground & sell handmade silver jewelry, pottery & artwork at very reasonable prices. The SF Plaza...More

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Response from jima800 | Reviewed this property |
Bargaining is a bit of a lost art. Negotiating a price that you are willing to pay and one that the seller is willing to accept needs to be done respectfully. The potential buy never knows for sure what price the seller... More
July 17, 2017|
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Response from aprilfoolssdzoo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gigi. Every time we've visited, the vendors have been there. Most start packing up in the afternoon around 4:30, a few stay until their ride picks them up. One of the vendors told me there is a bus most of them ride... More
January 5, 2017|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
The space is packed every day with the local vendors selling a wide variety of items. They are very friendly and it is fun to talk with them about their histories and knowledge of the area.