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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-955-6200
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Reviewed yesterday

Plaza is awesome! Plenty of shops, restaurants, & friendly street vendors. City though needs to spends some funds on street & sidewalk maintenance. They are horrible. Saw a couple people stumble walking on sidewalks and crossing streets.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ToxicMasculity4U
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed walking around the plaza. There were numerous booths set up around the square with lots of jewelry and art. Most of the actual stores were high end stores and not in my budget. I did buy a couple of things from the booth...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank debkloven
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky to visit the plaza on Columbus Day and a native heritage festival was underway. Perfect!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AKflyfishgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Santa Fe Plaza is a great central meeting point. It has street vendors selling beautiful authentic jewellery and crafts on one side of the Plaza. I purchased some lovely beaded earrings! Also, some higher end shops with a variety of brands, including European, for a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Emily M
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's just a simple little square. Can't imagine why its considered a tourist stop. I guess if you're in town, go see for yourself.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Doreen C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the square 3 or 4 times to eat and there was never anything going on. I guess we thought maybe there would be something happening in it for as much as we had read suggestions to go there

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 604abbyc
Reviewed 6 days ago

A visit to Santa Fe is not complete without a visit to the plaza and its many features. The jewelry artisans are very nice and their work is beautiful. It's a very fun shopping experience. There are great restaurants nearby: The Shed and Fonda Hotel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 685Nancy2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best shopping for jewelry from the pueblos vendors daily through the summer. Great restaurants too! French bakery great find to by a sandwich and pastry to enjoy on the plaza.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank grdnT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime we walked through this area there was someone hawking something, or someone playing and singing for tips. There is alot of things to see during the daylight hours all around the Plaza and beyond. However, if you hang out at the restaurants, cafes, and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gleason L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The plaza is a must see location. There seems be something going on always. The native american jewelery crafts person under the patio at the former governor palace(now a museum but under renovations until 2020). The are many great shops and restaraunts on the plaza...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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7 July 2019|
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Response from Roy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but on leads.
17 June 2019|
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Response from WTN_wheretonext | Reviewed this property |
We saw them each day for the 4 days we were there.
Judi M
12 October 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