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Taos Plaza, Taos

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • Lots of shops, bars, restaurants, and tourists. Reminded me a lot of Jackson Hole, WY. Definitely a must-see while in Taos, but be prepared for a lot of traffic. The two lane main drag of Taos does no...  read more »
  • It's pretty much impossible to visit Taos without strolling through the plaza. Parking is in short supply and expensive. Prices in the galleries seem high. Shops and restaurants the same. We found mor...  read more »
  • There are all kind of gift shops, sweet shop, art galleries and jewelry stores in the area. Lot of good restaurants in the area too. 
  • this place is historic, green & beautiful. its a fabulous place to spend the day, romantic or bring the family. good food good people & on occasion they have live music. really good.
  • Taos Plaza is a historical plaza. The first jail is here, and upstairs, a collection of murals from the 1930s. You can find a very small Starbucks, The Rocky Mountain Fudge Factory, The Candle Shop, antiques, The La Fonda Hotel, the old town well, a tribute to our WWII veterans, a restaurant, two bars, a vape shop, and a gazebo in Spanish style. The buildings are Spanish Colonial style, with beautiful hand cut vigaa, from the forssts, the Nambe Shop, The World Cup, and local art. Adjacent, is The Bent Street Mall, complete with leather shop, clothing boutiques, and so much more. Public restrooms are located behind the plaza, and in The Bent Street Mall.
  • Cool place to bust out the best "tourist" you can. Fun little shops, ice cream parlors, etc. Pretty cool rock shop where I picked up a pretty dope amonite.
  • Way overpriced items. Many "custom made local" items looked like cheap items made in china and marked up to insane prices. 100 dollars for a pair of pants that looked like they came from walmart. 100$+ for "custom made" animals made of painted tin... My husband remembered a shirt that had "I
  • This area has the most unique shopping opportunities! Lots of very cool vendors and artists. I adore Taos!
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