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El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe

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Discover the lifestyle of 18th-century Spanish colonial ranchers with a visit toEl Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum. Attired in period clothing, the guides take visitors through the process of making flour, creating tools, and shoeing horses. The ranch is also home to an acequia system--an irrigation ditch complex. Tour the reconstructed colonial buildings or come for one of the annual festivals, offering visitors insight into traditional Mexican and Spanish culture. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Rancho de las Golondrinas by using our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker.
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  • Our family visited El Rancho de las Golondrinas last August for the Wild West Adventures Festival. This was our first visit to the ranch. My children, ages ranging from 13 to 3, all had a wonderful ti...  more »
  • I've been to Los Golondrinas many times. It is a "living museum", actually a small Spanish village from the past, it covers several acres so go in nie weather and wear comfortable shoes. You g from bu...  more »
  • I am a huge fan of Living Museums and this did not disappoint. We have been for two festivals now Harvest and Renaissance and both were really fun and different enough to enjoy. The Renaissance had Hi...  more »
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  • I've been here for a couple of festivals and the grounds are nice with clean restrooms, but the festivals themselves are usually disappointing. Admission is often higher than the event is worth. Today we are at the Santa Fe Harvest Festival. There are only about 10 artisan booths mostly selling the same stuff at fairly high prices. It's nice stuff though. The activities are entirely for children. Which is annoying. They wouldn't let me make a corn husk doll. 😣 So basically we drove 90 minutes to stand around with our fingers in our noses.
  • I've been there for two Renaissance fairs and enjoyed them. Considered having my daughter's wedding there, but rules were a little too strict. Good venue and an interesting place all by itself.
  • Renaissance Faire @ El Rancho de Las Golondrinas was fabulous
  • Amazing! Great time with the kiddos, so much to see and try.
  • Step back in time at this wonderfully preserved historic site. There are 200 acres to explore amidst towering cottonwood trees, living ponds, and a 200 year old flowing acequia. The many historic buildings transport you to a time long ago.