Palace of the Governors
Authenticity is guaranteed for jewelry purchases under the palace porch. Vendors are vetted for direct connection to native artists. Also museum inside. Santa Fe’s oldest Catholic Church was built in 1610. Native populations had lived in the area for centuries before. During the 1800s, Santa…
Originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest, the Palace of the Governors chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region.
A historic place where Native Americans sell their jewelry and hand made goods- a type of open market - Supports artists directly
Looking for Native American jewelry? Stop by the vendors who display their wares under the portal of the Palace of the Governors. It's authentic, and less expensive than buying it in the store across the street.
“This Historic Architecture is a don't miss. The story of the spiral staircase is the recounted tale of a real miracle created by the power of prayer. Everything is beautiful here. Often there are performances of beautiful music in this historic place. ”
“The museum displays paintings O’Keeffe created throughout her lifetime and explains how each new creative phase added to her stature as a painter. O'Keefe defined a whole era of contemporary art and put New Mexico on the map as an art center. This will inspire you to go to Abiquiu and see the gorgeous landscapes there. Be sure to watch the 15 minute video of her life.”
“Restaurant, Bar, Coffee shop, shops, clothes, gifts. Historic. Hang out in Lobby and watch tourists. French Pastry shop in the Hotel”
“One of the most beautiful spaces to tour, sit quietly, and participate in a Sunday Service. So much history of Santa Fe revolved around here and the Plaza Central area. The ambience is spectacular.”