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Museum of International Folk Art

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Kids will love the collection of handmade objects—mostly toys—that fill the Girard Wing of this world-class museum. — Frommer's

Held the second full weekend in July on Milner Plaza, this market is a truly remarkable art gathering. — Fodor's

Santa Fe has plenty of great museums and regional charm, but don’t pass on this gem because... this museum is a trip around the world. — Afar Magazine

Every year serious art buyers and trinket hounds descend on Santa Fe for this weekend-long event. — Travel + Leisure

Santa Fe’s most unusual and exhilarating museum centers on the world's largest collection of folk art. — Lonely Planet

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Not merely a record of the past either; MIAC shows the works of quite a few emerging talents. — Travel + Leisure

An interactive, multimedia exhibition ... the collection has some of New Mexico's oldest works of art. — Fodor's

A truly superb collection of ceramics, modern and ancient, is complemented by stimulating temporary displays. — Lonely Planet

Did you know… turquoise is created by the pressure of millennia on copper, aluminum, and iron deposited by rain where water is scarce? The more copper, the bluer the stone. Turquoise,... — Afar Magazine

The Southwest's unique legacy of Native American culture is the focus of this flagship museum, which traces the culture's development. — Frommer's

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Downtown 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

O'Keeffe's innovative view of the landscape is captured in From the Plains, inspired by her memory of the Texas plains. — Fodor's

The renowned painter first visited New Mexico in 1917 and lived in Abiquiú, a village 45 minutes northwest of Santa Fe, from 1949 until her death in 1986. — Lonely Planet

O'Keeffe was fascinated by the textures created by light and color in the landscape of New Mexico. — Michelin Guide

Houses the most extensive collection... anywhere of the former resident's works, with a rolling presentation of 50 on display at any one time. — Concierge

De rigueur for O'Keeffe aficionados, this museum... shows dozens of works by the curmudgeonly painter. — Travel + Leisure

New Mexico Museum of Art

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It’s a who’s who of the geniuses who put this dusty town on par with Paris and New York. — Lonely Planet

The definitive compendium of New Mexican art through the ages. — Travel + Leisure

A handsome Pueblo Revival adobe with a peaceful garden and courtyard showcases small, rotating exhibits from an impressive, massive 20,000 piece permanent collection. — Afar Magazine

Contemporary and historic New Mexican works, among them many of the Taos Society and Cinco Pintores, are presented in rotating exhibits. — Michelin Guide

The 20,000-piece permanent collection... emphasizes the work of regional and nationally renowned artists, including the early modernist Georgia O'Keeffe. — Fodor's

Palace of the Governors

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The palace's 15,000-object collection spans centuries, including everything from conquistador helmets and native hide paintings to a stagecoach. — Frommer's

The nation's oldest continuously occupied public building, the mammoth, single-story Palace with its flat roof and block-long portal (porch) dates all the way back to 1610. — Travel + Leisure

This low, flat-roofed hacienda was the original home and seat of power for Spanish, Mexican and, later, Anglo governors. — Michelin Guide

In the shade of a four-century-old adobe building, you can meet the artists and even haggle a bit. Be respectful, though--these are not cheap trinkets. — Afar Magazine

Holds fascinating displays on Santa Fe’s multi-faceted past, and some superb Hispanic religious artworks. — Lonely Planet

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San Miguel Chapel

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If you really want to get the feel of colonial Catholicism, visit this church. Better yet, attend Mass here. You won't be disappointed. — Frommer's

A fine collection of Hispanic religious art. — Michelin Guide

This simple earth-hue adobe structure was built in the 1610s by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the Spanish. — Fodor's

This, the nation's oldest church, has been in use since the early 17th century. — Travel + Leisure

Holes in the floor reveal the foundations of an ancient pueblo beneath, while the high viga beams and devotional artwork inside are well worth a peek. — Lonely Planet

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Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

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One of the most comprehensive collections of Spanish-colonial art in the world. — Fodor's

The carved statues and paintings of saints familiar from churches throughout the state are displayed alongside the personal possessions treasured by colonists. — Lonely Planet

The museum is housed in a former ambassador's residence which faces charming Milner Plaza. — Michelin Guide

Thank the Spanish Colonial Art Society, founded in Santa Fe in 1925, for the unequaled collection on display here. — Frommer's

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Santa Fe Opera House

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Regardless of your fondness for opera, the setting of this theater is incredible. — Concierge

It's partially open-air, with open sides. A controversial structure. — Frommer's

Even non-opera fanatics come out in astounding numbers during the short but sweet Santa Fe Opera season, which lasts from late June through August. — Travel + Leisure

Take in a play, watch traditional flamenco dancing, or sit back and enjoy a new jam. — Afar Magazine

Ranked by many as second in the US only to New York's Metropolitan Opera. — Michelin Guide

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Loretto Chapel

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A delicate Gothic church modeled after Sainte-Chapelle in Paris... the chapel is known for the "Miraculous Staircase". — Fodor's

Famous as the site of St Joseph's Miraculous Staircase, a spiraling and apparently unsupported wooden staircase. — Lonely Planet

A popular wedding site, diminutive Loretto Chapel in downtown Santa Fe is world-famous for its circular wooden staircase. — Travel + Leisure

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.  — Atlas Obscura

Today the deconsecrated chapel is run as a private museum with a small gift shop. — Frommer's

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Downtown 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Hispanic altarpiece inside lends a real New Mexican flavor. — Lonely Planet

A wooden icon set in a niche in the wall of the north chapel, Our Lady of Peace, is the oldest representation of the Madonna in the United States. — Frommer's

The iconic cathedral, a block east of the Plaza, is one of the rare significant departures from the city's nearly ubiquitous Pueblo architecture. — Fodor's

Intended to resemble great cathedrals of Europe... it is not built in adobe style. — Michelin Guide

Santa Fe's most photographed building. — Travel + Leisure

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Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

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The Spanish baroque retablo (altar painting) inside was painted in Mexico in 1783. — Lonely Planet

Now operates as a museum and performing-arts center. — Michelin Guide

This church, built between 1776 and 1796... by Franciscan missionaries, is believed to be the oldest shrine in the United States honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe. — Frommer's

The church's adobe walls are nearly 3 feet thick, and among the sanctuary's religious art and artifacts is a beloved image of Nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe. — Fodor's

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The Plaza

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For over 400 years, the Plaza has stood at the heart of Santa Fe. Originally it marked the far northern end of the Camino Real from Mexico; later, it was the goal for wagons heading west... — Lonely Planet

Faced on its north by the Palace of the Governors, this National Historic Landmark was the original city center of Santa Fe, the focus of a Pueblo Indian revolt in 1680 and of the... — Michelin Guide

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Ten Thousand Waves

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Tucked into a green hillside on the winding mountain road that leads to the Santa Fe Ski Area, Ten Thousand Waves has long attracted day visitors for its tranquil spa and outdoor soaking tubs. — Travel + Leisure

Thanks to the area's New Age reputation, many visitors expect a Zen—or at least spiritual—experience. Ten Thousand Waves is the only property in Santa Fe that delivers on that premise. — Concierge

Longing for a little Zen in your life? This inn provides minimalist Japanese-adobe accommodations nestled within piñon trees below Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Health Spa. — Frommer's

Ten Thousand Waves is a small, secluded property with a Japanese-style spa and 12 guest rooms nestled in a mountainside pine forest just outside of Santa Fe. — Oyster

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SITE Santa Fe

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The hub of Santa Fe’s avant-garde art scene, this nonprofit contemporary museum has hosted seven biennials. — Travel + Leisure

An enormous, whitewashed space, the 8000-sq-ft SITE Santa Fe is a nonprofit art museum dedicated to presenting world-class contemporary art to the community. — Lonely Planet

The events at this nexus of international contemporary art include lectures, concerts, author readings, performance art, and gallery shows. — Fodor's

These days SITE is an exhibition space anchoring the burgeoning Railyard District, and hosting a number of avant garde multimedia shows each year. — Concierge

Hosts provocative biennials and a wealth of notable international and contemporary art exhibits. — Afar Magazine

New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse)

Santa Fe 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The symbol of the Zía Pueblo, which represents the Circle of Life, was the inspiration for the capitol. — Fodor's

Some are surprised to learn that this is the only round capitol building in the U.S. — Frommer's

It symbolizes the four directions, four winds, four seasons and four sacred obligations. — Michelin Guide

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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Downtown 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Representing hundreds of tribes, the 7,500-item collection includes photographs, paintings, prints, and much more. — Frommer's

This fascinating museum... contains the largest collection—some 7,500 works—of contemporary Native American art in the United States. — Fodor's

21st Century Santa Fe offers so much more, and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts champions that new vision. — Afar Magazine

It's an excellent place to see cutting-edge art and understand its role in modern Native American culture. — Lonely Planet

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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

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The collection was founded with the help of a Navajo medicine man in 1937 with an aim of preserving Navajo cultural artifacts. — Frommer's

Mary Cabot established this museum in 1937 to showcase Navajo ceremonial art, and its major strength continues to be exquisite Navajo textiles. — Lonely Planet

An incredible collection of 19th- and 20th-century baskets, pottery, sculpture, weavings, metalwork, photography, paintings... and typically fascinating changing exhibits. — Fodor's

This small independent museum is built in the eight-sided shape of a Navajo hogan, its door facing east toward the rising sun. — Michelin Guide

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Santa Fe Children's Museum

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Outdoor gardens with climbing structures, forts, and hands-on activities are great for whiling away the time in the shade of big trees. — Fodor's

The museum runs daily programs tackling subjects like solar energy and printmaking. — Lonely Planet

If you want to meet local parents, hang out at the Children’s Museum. Every mom and dad in town has logged hours at this interactive wonderland with its climbing wall, puppet stage,... — Travel + Leisure

The most notable features include a 16-foot climbing wall that kids -- outfitted with helmets and harnesses -- can scale. — Frommer's

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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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A preserved wildlife sanctuary (with a vast variety of birds like the goldfinch) with several trails and a cultural, educational and historical center. — Afar Magazine

Visitors may tour the home and studio of painter Davey... and espy more than 100 species of birds while hiking gentle El Temporal Trail. — Michelin Guide

This wildlife refuge occupies 135 acres at the mouth of Santa Fe Canyon... it's an excellent escape. — Frommer's

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Santa Fe Botanical Garden

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With the beautiful landscaped paths and lovely Milner Plaza, Museum Hill has always been about much more than the collections inside its four world-class museums. — Fodor's

Interspersed with art installations, these small gardens at Museum Hill are currently made up of two sections: the landscaped area, where you'll find some unusual varieties of... — Lonely Planet

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