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Taos Plaza, Taos

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Once a Spanish fortified plaza, Taos Plaza is a collection of businesses and residents in adobe buildings in the Taos Downtown Historic District, which the Hotel La Fonda de Taos dominates. The lobby of the hotel houses a collection of D.H. Lawrence paintings, and hand-painted murals adorn the walls of the hotel restaurant. Both the Taos and the Harwood art museums are located within the plaza's mud walls, as well as a handful of historical homes. Many of the shops and restaurants celebrate New Mexican culture with locally inspired foods and handcrafted souvenirs. To visit Taos Plaza and get the most from your holiday in Taos, create itinerary details personal to you using our Taos road trip tool.
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  • If you go to Taos, you need to check the plaza out but don’t have high expectations. The shops are nothing special, but I think it’s more about seeing the architecture. Inside the square they have... 
    If you go to Taos, you need to check the plaza out but don’t have high expectations. The shops are nothing special, but I think it’s more about seeing the architecture. Inside the square they have...  more »
  • History lives at every step here great eateries and shops embrace the culture of Taos. A fun place to stroll and shop and learn about this unique town’s history and flavor. Stay as long as you can or....  more
    History lives at every step here great eateries and shops embrace the culture of Taos. A fun place to stroll and shop and learn about this unique town’s history and flavor. Stay as long as you can or....  more »
  • This is a huge local square surrounded by shops, restaurants and local places of business. Here you will find lots of souvenirs and tchotchkes. You could call this a one stop shopping area but you... 
    This is a huge local square surrounded by shops, restaurants and local places of business. Here you will find lots of souvenirs and tchotchkes. You could call this a one stop shopping area but you...  more »
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  • Free parking behind the plaza! Lots of small soups filled with art and craft, restaurants and coffee shops. Less of a buzz compared to Santa Fe but also less of a tourist trap. The scenic drive from Santa Fe is breathtaking. Changing vegetation with altitude and which side of the mountains you're on. From high desert to green and lush to Alpine.
  • Better than expected. It feels safe and laid back. Really nice atmosphere.
  • Many stores, great variety, good environment. Great place to shop and spend the day. Please keep the homeless away.
  • Great place to visit. I can't afford anything there. If u don't like allot of people or crowds don't go there in the summer.
  • So cool everything you expect and more lots of history and the natives art is amazing everything from moccasins to jewelery pottery. Forget your politics to enjoy though far left elite everywhere.

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