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“great art and relaxed atmosphere”

New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse)
Ranked #10 of 274 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Well worth an hour visit. We were astounded that you can just wander into this building and roam around to view the art on 3 floors - without any security checks. It's lovely and yes there are security people visible but you can wander freely and even sit in the gallery to listen to a Senate session which we did for 15 minutes or so. Staff seem proud to work here and are happy to stop and chat.
Make sure you pick up an brochure about the state capiltol. Very informative.

Thank Dianna C
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We went to enjoy the extensive (and free) collection of New Mexican art that hangs on the walls in the Capitol. When we got tired, we sat in the House Gallery and watched the business of how a state governs itself. A good experience.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The architecture is not the draw but the artwork that is displayed in virtually every nook and cranny. Well worth the trip to see all of the native New Mexican artwork in the halls. Beautiful!

Thank jnolesSantaFe
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Like the city itself, the Capitol Building of the State of New Mexico is extremely particular. Unlike other Capitol Buildings I have visited in the USA, the layout and style of the Roundhouse are quite modern and more functional than ornamental. When I visited Santa Fe with my friend last August, we booked a tour of the city from our hotel and weren't disappointed with our guide. He took us through the State Capitol building and explained the history behind the architecture, symbology, art, and layout of the Capitol. If you are at all interested in the State, I would recommend an hour stay at the Roundhouse!

Thank kpontar1
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I have been in many state capitols and this is by and large one of the most beautiful and well laid out capitols in our country. It is filled with world class art on every floor, in every nook. The Senate and House galleries are very accessible.

Thank Robert T
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