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Santa Fe City Guide

New Mexico's basic burghal and the oldest basic in the United States, Santa Fe, is sited aloof 60 afar (97km) arctic of the state's better metropolis, Albuquerque, from which it differs absolutely remarkably. Where Albuquerque is high-tech, Santa Fe is arty, accepting become a anchorage for artists of all persuasions and today featuring added than 250 art galleries and studios. The burghal is additionally ambagious to cross through with its attenuated ambagious lanes and one-way streets, authoritative it best explored on bottom from its active axial plaza.

Tourists not alone army to this 400-year-old burghal at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains for the museums and galleries, but additionally because it is amidst by about a hectare (two acres) of National Forest, alms abundant opportunities for skiing, rafting, abundance climbing, hiking and a host of added associated recreational pursuits.

The bounded ability is congenital durably on Spanish and Native American roots, which is reflected in the city's celebrated architectonics and the crafts awash on the capital by the hawkers. The burghal makes an ideal abject from which to analyze the abounding Indian pueblos, which are aural an hour's drive throughout the basin of the Rio Grande.

 

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