Oldest Everything – Santa Fe, NM

Close up Santa Fe NM Cathedral
Close up Santa Fe NM Cathedral
Santa Fe NM Cathedral
Santa Fe NM Cathedral

Santa Fe, NM is a fascinating place full of history and unparalleled beauty.  The city has a feel and even commands a style of it’s own. Here is a place that has been around for centuries and you can feel the history! Santa Fe was settled thirteen years before the pilgrims settled Plymouth Rock!

Santa Fe is a beauty with the backdrop of the Sangre de Christo mountains and the pueblo style architecture.  The elevation of Santa Fe is around 7200 feet which brings warm sunny days and cool nights. It is a perfect blend for exploring the area.

Let’s talk architecture for a moment…there are some amazing displays of historic architecture in Santa Fe whether you are religious person or not.  The Loretto Chapel is home to the story of the Miraculous Staircase!  The identity of the builder is a mystery to this day and there are no visible signs of support.  How stunning is that? The fee to get in is only about $3 a piece when we were there this week.  See the full story here: Loretto Chapel Staircase

Miraculous Staircase Loretto Chapel Santa Fe NM
Miraculous Staircase Loretto Chapel Santa Fe NM

Santa Fe is super accessible for walking. We walked for hours from the plaza to the artist area of the famous Canyon Road to the Barrio de Analco Historic District (which includes the oldest church San Miguel Chapel and oldest house).

Sign Oldest House In USA Santa Fe NM
Sign Oldest House In USA Santa Fe NM
Kali From Freedom Theory Santa Fe NM
Kali From Freedom Theory Santa Fe NM

Oh wait is that Kali from The Freedom Theory in front of the Palace of the Governors Palace of the Governors?  See her YouTube Vlog on Santa Fe here The Freedom Theory – Santa Fe edition I love walking along the front of the palace and shopping for a new jewelry treasure handmade locally!

Los Alamos Historical Marker Santa FE NM
Los Alamos Historical Marker Santa Fe, NM

Remember a few posts back when we talked about the history of the Atomic Bomb here in New Mexico?  Well, on our walking tour we found the spot where all of the scientists and those employed in Los Alamos went to pick up their paperwork and transport to the secret city.  This is it hidden in a courtyard near the plaza in Santa Fe!

Door to Los Alamos in Santa FE NM
Door to Los Alamos in Santa FE NM
Los Alamos Historic Sign in Santa Fe NM
Los Alamos Historic Sign in Santa Fe NM

Such a quick overview of the city.  There is so much to experience!  I love the turquoise doors contrasting to the pueblo brown! The character of the city needs to be experienced first hand do not hesitate to let Santa Fe enchant you too!

-Mara

2 thoughts on “Oldest Everything – Santa Fe, NM

  1. So in LOVE with Santa Fe! Glad we got to share this day together roaming around in this beautiful city! And love all the pictures you got! So funny you caught me vlogging! Another excellent article! I can’t wait to go back!

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