100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Plaza is the heart of Santa Fe. It is also the “End of the Santa Fe Trail”. Santa Fe Plaza has been the commercial, social and political center of Santa Fe since centuries. The original Plaza was a presidio (fort) surrounded by a large defensive wall that enclosed residences, barracks, a chapel, a prison and the Governor’s palace. Eventually the wall gave way to large houses built by high-ranking Spanish officers and officials. In 1822 the famed Santa Fe Trail, a trade route from New Mexico to St. Louis, was opened with its terminus on the Plaza. Today the Plaza is ringed by structures in the Pueblo, Spanish and Territorial styles that reflect its diverse history.

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