Santa Fe — A City Rich in History and Culture
The rich history and culture of Santa Fe is preserved and celebrated through a diverse range of Santa Fe museums, galleries, and fascinating attractions only steps from Eldorado Santa Fe hotel and spa. Just take your pick — centuries-old Native American and Spanish Colonial art and artifacts, Contemporary American works, and the photography of masters such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Elliot Porter. From the cathedral-inspired, adobe setting of the O'Keeffe Museum to world-class Canyon Road art galleries and New Mexico historic museums, Santa Fe attractions enjoy a global reputation for creative spirit and talent.
Canyon Road Galleries (1 mile)
Santa Fe is known for its art. Canyon Road in Santa Fe has over a hundred art galleries in a mile-long stretch of road. Find art created by internationally acclaimed artists in both traditional and contemporary traditions.
Santa Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera is an extraordinary place. The striking, open-air theater features American performers in a wide-ranging and challenging repetoire in a striking setting that is recognized as one of the world's leading cultural festivals.
Palace of the Governors (0.4 miles)
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.
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (2.4 miles)
With 3,700 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Among the various media featured are santos (painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork, goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, books and more. A host of comparative objects from Spain and Latin America as well as Asia, Bulgaria, France and other worldly locales further illustrate the faraway influences that converged during the colonial era to inspire artists and art forms.