Museum of Fine Arts - Constantly changing
exhibits which showcase some of the finest artists from the
Southwest. Open T-Sun - 10-5 Friday nights until 8:00pm.
Located: 107 W. Palace Ave.
San Miguel Mission Church - While there is some debate
about the exact date of its founding, there is no doubt San
Miguel is the olest church still in operation in the United
States. The origens of the the mission date from the early
17th century via the work of the Tlaxcalan Indians. It is awe
inspiring and has examples of some outstanding artifacts and
artwork. It is open from 9-5, M-F and 1:30 to 4 on Sundays.
What is Santa Fe without a history of mystery. Loretto
Chappel has a story for you. Completed in 1878. Look at
the staircase. The legend states when the Church was constructed
there was no staircase or room for a staircase. It is said that
the nuns prayed for a solution. On the ninth day of their
prayers an unknown carpenter appeared with incredible skills and
constructed an enchanting staircase. While there is no Elvis in
the building - the chapel is popular for weddings. 277 Old
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Located between San Francisco Street and
Palace Avenue, is the famed "Burro Alley".
Once known for being a gambling and red
light district of Santa Fe, it was named for
the burros that used to carry fire wood to
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum - An
outstanding collection of over 7,000 Native American art pieces.
There is also a school onsight dedicated to teaching Native
American arts. Lacated downtown at 108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe -
505-983-8900. M-Sat 10-5 and Sunday 12-5. $5.00 admission.
Palace of the Governors - TConstructe in 1610 as
the seat for the Spanish government, it is the oldest public
building in the United States. Excellent way to a primer on the
local history. Hours are Tue-Sund 10-5. 105 W Palace Avenue.
Sena Plaza - Step through one of the doors at 125 E.
Palace Ave and become mesmerized into old Santa Fe. Originally
the home of merchan Juan Sena who aquired the land in the
1700's, he built a territorial sytle mansion which is now
comprised of small shops and a wonderful peaceful plaza.
Santa Fe Plaza - This is where all the action is.
The hub of Santa Fe since the 1800's where all the trade wagons
La Fonda - The hotel lobby is a piece of
history. From 1926-1969 it was a Harvey House of the famous Fred
Harvey chain. Wonderful artwork in the lobby. 100 E. San
Bandelier National Monument - 48 miles northwest of
Santa Fe holds the remains of the Pueblo culture that inhabited
the area from the 12th to the 16th century. Walking and climbing
required to enjoy all aspects of the park 33,000 acres
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