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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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  • An historic and fun plaza like no other. Wherever you stay in Taos, you can't wait to stroll the Taos Plaza. Here you'll find something for everyone from good food at the grill above the plaza, to the...  more »
  • Variety of shopping. RockyMountain Chocolate factory kept the kids in line while I entertained myself for an hour or so.  more »
  • We visited the plaza while in Taos for 3 days. I truly didn't think it was very spectacular. It was basically a square with shops all around it. Some of the shops were not open even though it was lunc...  more »
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  • Quaint small town plaza. The hub of entertainment with a gazebo stage at one end, statues, trees and benches so you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Around the plaza are historical landmarks that make Taos what it is. . . an all year round tourist attraction!
  • Awesome place - visit on Saturday during market. The stores are very nice. Finding a public bathroom is a major pain in the neck. Loot for the little toy store around the corner (separate review). Definitely worth a visit if you have little kids. Good food stalls during market day. Park away from the area.
  • Went during New Years for the pig roast, music, and celebration. It was great. The decorations seem to get better with each holiday season. During normal time of the year, the plaza is also a great place to go. You can get a great feel for the culture of Taos. The farmers market, live music, and fiestas also take place in the plaza, so there are many great excuses to go.
  • Located in the heart of Taos. It's surrounded by lots of stores. Some are tourist traps with all the cheap things you'd expect. However, other's are great with local artists and one amazing antique shop. Lots of restaurants and bars in the area, as well as a hotel.
  • Fun area, artsy, lots of different types of shops around the square; we had fun. KNOW what you are buying, there was only one shop with "authentic" Mexican baskets, the other shops "pretend"; they are really from Pakistan.
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