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The Plaza, Santa Fe

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One of the oldest gathering places in the United States and the city's cultural epicenter, The Plaza dates back to the first decade of the 17th century. Originally constructed by Spanish colonial authorities, the square is now on the National Register of Historic Places and remains one of the city's most popular areas. Wander the tree-lined walkways, or explore the many restaurants, shops, galleries, and historical buildings surrounding the square. Take note of the nearby basilica, which is a shining example of the adobe architectural style. Check local listings for information on events, such as the concerts and markets frequently hosted at the site. Put The Plaza on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santa Fe tour planner.
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  • This is where it happens in Santa Fe. The historical plaza is a Mecca for shoppers. You can find just about anything you want here. The Native American artists selling their wares in front of the Pala...  more »
  • It is expensive but you get everything there. Place looks clean and evening entertainment in the open area makes it even better.  more »
  • The square known as Plaza in the heart of Santa Fe! Adobe-style building with shops and restaurants lined around the Plaza I in that! Also in the 1607 settlement began as its capital Santa Fe, Governor's Palace (Government House) completed in 1610 and became the capital of Nuevo México, but also Governors of the Adobe style of architecture (Adobe bricks) adjacent to the Plaza, America's oldest public buildings are now used as Museum!
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  • I'm a fan of this place!! We had the best hummus plate I have ever had.. no really, we did.. I had the Indian taco... MM..MM I highly recommend it!! Wife had the grilled fish tacos, she said they were wonderful!
  • Stop here for the breakfast! Excellent atmosphere, service is great and people friendly. Highly recommended! Oh, and the location is the best, right on the plaza.
  • My first visit to Plaza Cafe. I came here based on reviews. I am happy I came in. Very delicious food. 😋
  • Excellent place to have a good meal and excellent service, loved the food so delicious and tasty. Recommend to every one. Pls come here you won't regretted
  • So much was so good. The nachos (we added shredded chicken) and frito pie were just the right amount of spicy and not burn your face off spicy. Hummus plate was excellent. The turkey burger was just meh, but they are usually hard to get just right at most places anyway. Glad we chose this place out of all the great options.