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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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  • Taos Plaza is a great place for a stroll and shopping in the heart of Taos. Art galleries abound as well clothing and craft shops. Several restaurants are located within or just a short stroll away. W...  more »
  • It used to be the Taos Plaza was lined with a bigger variety of true Artist’s Galleries and other shops selling genuine New Mexico or Native Made artwork. Now the shops have changed and seem to be mos...  more »
  • Taos Plaza is a great place for just hanging out, sipping aguas frescas, and letting my Lovely Bride visit the shops without adult supervision. There are many shops offering New Mexican art, gifts, an...  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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