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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. 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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  • August 12, 2017
    One could spend a whole morning or afternoon just browsing and strolling. The Thursday night concerts are wonderful fun!  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The Plaza in Taos is really nice. Not as bustling and large as in Santa Fe, but it holds its own. Taos reminds me of Woodstock, while Santa Fe reminds me of Texas meets the Hamptons. Two very uniquely...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Had June, I visited the Plaza almost deserted in the road under construction. I could feel lonely after they visited New Mexico. Just around and looking around and unique watch talking about and many interesting shops. Nice relaxing cafe. It seems there were a lot of good classic souvenir t-shirt design. Very nice outdoor shop building with lovely flowers and sky is photogenic.
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  • June 5, 2017
    If you can find a place to park. Taos Plaza is lovely. We enjoy the gazebo every visit. Lots of curious shops and galleries.
  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    It's nice but if you don't care about little shops then there's not a ton for you to do.
  • February 23, 2017
    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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