Palace of the Governors: Originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain’s seat of government for what is today the American Southwest, the Palace of the Governors chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region. This adobe structure, now the state’s history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.

Visit Tesoro de Devocion, see a short PBS movie for introduction:

Here is a short history of the Palaceof the Governors by C-SPAN:

For other places to visit in the historic Plaza area, please see our Self Guided Walking Tour.

Plaza Museums:  Georgia O’Keeffe Museum          New Mexico Museum of Art          New Mexico History Museum          Palace of the Governors          Museum of Contemporary Native Art

On Museum Hill:   Museum of International Folk Art          Museum of Indian Arts & Culture          Museum of Spanish Colonial Art          Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian