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Canyon Road, Santa Fe

4.5
#1 of 58 in Historic Sites in New Mexico
Nestled in the heart of the city's historical quarter, Canyon Road hosts more than 100 art galleries, shops, studios, and restaurants in addition to traditional Pueblo-style adobe homes. The district's origins date to the Spanish colonization of the Southwest and the surrounding area more than 1,000 years ago. Despite its archaic architecture, the neighborhood is a popular hot spot. You'll discover traditional Hispanic crafts, modern art, and sculptures intermingled with storefronts, courtyards, and cafes. Pick up a piece of regional Native American handiwork, such as pottery or a handmade rug. Put Canyon Road into our Santa Fe tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Yes, some of it, but far from all, is world class art. You don't have to pay to go to a museum to see it. However, if you want to own some you will have to pay. I did some calculations on the art ther...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Once it may have been cutting edge. Now it is mostly boring galleries and some over priced shops. Parking remains difficult and there basically no cafes at which to stop and relax. Consider passing it...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful art in very non-intimidating galleries. Very pleasant artists and sales people. Just had to buy beautiful silver earrings!  more »

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