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Taos Plaza, Taos

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Put Taos Plaza into our Taos tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Whether you are looking for Taos t-shirts, turquoise jewelry, toys or coffee, there is something here for you! Quaint square with multiple souvenir shops including an awesome toy store and wonderful r...  more »
  • I was there with a companion on Memorial Day, when American Flags decorated the buildings around the plaza. The shops on the plaza were interesting, although several had the usual tourist trinkets. Th...  more »
  • Taos seemed a little more worn and under used than we remembered it: not as nice as Sante Fe. Always fun and interesting to walk around the plaza but it was empty, no activity or people, just a lot of...  more »
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  • If you can find a place to park. Taos Plaza is lovely. We enjoy the gazebo every visit. Lots of curious shops and galleries.
  • Lots of jewelry shops and art galleries. After a while they all started to look and feel the same. Can walk around and enjoy the nice weather while you shop for some South western art or Indian jewelry.
  • Nice place to stay, Comfortable, clean, and great staff. But why tell people we hold a deposit cuz you might trash the place. How rude.
  • It's nice but if you don't care about little shops then there's not a ton for you to do.
  • Love this place! I went shopping with my sister-in-law last week. We got lots of jewelry. A great place to find souvenirs too. I will definitely go again.

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Where to stay in Taos

Taos offers a wealth of accommodations right in town and in the surrounding area. Plenty of small inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels lie in and around the business district, but your options greatly expand when you consider renting a small house or an apartment. Where you stay depends on what you come for. If you want to use Taos as a base for seeing local sites, opt for accommodation within the city limits. If you plan to spend most of your time in the mountains, the Valdez and Arroyo Seco areas are convenient. Staying between these areas and downtown puts you close to the Taos Pueblo Indian Lands.
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