Santa Fe Landmarks

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Santa Fe Landmarks

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  • roadtrip_ken_2017
    Oakland, CA436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited Santa Fe recently and stopped in to look at the cathedral, built in the 1800s. It's in a very convenient location, just a block from the Plaza. Built in the 1800s, The facade is impressive with its twin bell towers. The spacious and bright interior is even more impressive, built a neo-Romanesque style. There are numerous stained glass windows that are quite beautiful. It doesn't take very long to take a look through the cathedral building, and I'd say that this is one of Santa Fe's most impressive sights.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • MeBCusick
    Prescott, AZ104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful chapel & interesting story of the unknown charitable carpenter who mysteriously vanished after building a beautiful (but dangerous) spiral staircase. It’s kinda worth the $5 to see the chapel… but okay if you’re into something else.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA38,588 contributions
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    Luckily, I had plenty of time to explore the Canyon Road galleries.

    I don’t even know where to start…It is mind boggling how versatile the art in these galleries is. Oil and pastel landscapes, contemporary mix media paintings (acrylic, wood, metal, etc.), sculpture gardens, crafts… everything…

    Here are the galleries I have been to:

    Tierra Mar - fabulous contemporary art and glass work.

    Owen Contemporary - mixed feelings, nothing too exciting.

    Gaia Gallery: Nikki Marx’s exhibit is superb. I could take my eyes off her artwork made with peacock feathers.

    Meyer Gallery is dedicated entirely to the Native American theme and I didn’t find anything worth to pay attention to there.

    Underwood Gallery - no idea what is this all about. Total junk, in my opinion.

    Luca Decor Contemporary Art is absolutely gorgeous. Their lamps , rugs, wall decor could add a lot of charm to any modern house.

    Canyon Road Contemporary is as good as Tierra Mar. The works of Dens Tollefson, Ed Sandoval, Trés Taylor, Joy Richardson are very interesting.

    Project Tibet - lovely courtyard and noble purpose: the gallery supports art of Tibetan craftsmen.

    Wilford Gallery - fantastic contemporary art. Tim Church’s artwork created with his own new technique, vibrant toning on copper, was something new and exciting for me. Their outdoor garden is second to none… that’s really something to look at.

    Ventana Gallery is another gem and yet another delightful outdoor garden with very funny sculptures of dancing elephants and cows, embracing couples, and a big moose. The paintings inside are wonderful: striking landscapes by Frank Balaam, vibrant still lifes by Angus Wilson, expressive abstract portraits by Nigel Conway… and many more. Ventana Gallery is my clear favorite on Canyon Road.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • rhonda b
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience. Download the Meow Wolf app for additional fun. The undersea room is my favorite. Great photo opportunity.
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • FamilyTravel
    Clayton, NC38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family spent a total of two hours in the plaza area on a Saturday. We found street parking two blocks away. We visited the basilica, Loretto Chapel, and the plaza shops and vendors in this two hours. We enjoyed it, and we were done with everything in a couple
    Of hours.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • m67michelle
    Swampscott, MA23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, we had such an awesome experience at Prairie Dog glass! So much fun to stroll through all the whimsical glass items outside and then to spend time indoors looking at exquisite glass beads for jewelry. The artists there are incredibly friendly and fun and gave us a great price on the handful of items that we purchased. Highly recommend a visit!
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • worktotravel14
    Trenton, NJ3,360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have taken to visiting capitol buildings. The Roundhouse is a special place. Walls are lined with art. There are special exhibits featuring the art and history of New Mexicans. Explore every nook and cranny and enjoy looking up to the dome and down the beautiful floor. Since the legislature wasn't in session, we were able to go and take a peek into the galleries.
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • roadtrip_ken_2017
    Oakland, CA436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church was started in 1610 though partially reconstructed about a century later (there's debate about how much of the original construction remains), and it's undergone various renovations and reconstructions since then. It's reputed to be the oldest existing church in the US. It's not large but the interior in particular is quite beautiful, and unlike some other New Mexico churches, you're allowed to take photos inside. There'a a large bronze bell inside with a fascinating story behind it - it may have been made in Spain in 1356 though there is disagreement about this date. The church is only a short walk from the Plaza area and well worth visiting if you're in Santa Fe.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • m67michelle
    Swampscott, MA23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great short stroll from the center of town to a beautiful sunset watching spot! Only a 5-10 min walk up the ramps/stairs to the top.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Nakanoob
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sad experience interning my best high school buddy. He was a veteran, so he got a really nice internment. The Staff was respectful and professional. They treated the family and friends with the utmost respect. I thank them for this.
    Written November 10, 2022
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  • Bubba1202
    Orlando, FL253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible church just outside of downtown. We were blessed to have Camile tell us some amazing stories about the facility and other churches in the area. A must visit.
    Written July 3, 2023
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  • Staci Rogers
    41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place to shop and visit farmers market. Have vendors of all kinds of arts. Offers food and shopping all in one apit.
    Written June 2, 2023
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  • Christina B
    Louisiana6,204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most of the original house is gone, but the bottom floor remains. Great to see and learn about. Don’t miss the Oldest Church across the street.
    Easy area to get to. Worth the stop if you like history.
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • rebs87
    Northampton, MA64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The first part of the trail is very flat and easy. However, to actually see the petroglyphs you have to climb up rocks. There are some very rough paths, but generally you will need to find your own way up. This is not for young kids or anyone with knee issues. It's pretty cool to see these but I wouldn't say a "must do" if you're short on time.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • Tammy B
    Springfield, IL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When googling things to do with a teenager in Santa Fe, this came up. It was our 15 year old's highlight of the entire trip. She has always wanted to try glass art. We signed up for an hour class and each of us (three) got to make our own piece. It's a little intimidating, but they walked us through it with great instruction and did the hardest parts for us. We were leaving town right after the class, so they will ship our pieces after they cool overnight. Such a great experience with a personal keepsake for each of us of our time in Santa Fe. Completely awesome!
    Written March 31, 2024
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