Monday, July 22, 2013

santa fe, new mexico -- home to some of the oldest buildings in the us



i've always heard great things about santa fe and it's supposed to be one of the most travelled to destinations in the united states. so instead of spending the night in albuquerque, we traveled a little farther north, through some crazy lightening storms, and stayed in santa fe. when we woke up, we were greeted by beautiful blue skies and peach colored adobe as far as the eye could see. 


we didn't have a lot of time to explore downtown santa fe, but we did walk around a bit and we were amazed at how old santa fe is. not only is the palace of the governor, located in santa fe's plaza, the oldest public building in the united states but both the oldest church and the oldest house in the usa are located in santa fe as well!

(oldest being a relative term, of course. in this case it refers to oldest colonial buildings and not the oldest buildings constructed by native peoples.)

 

 

 

walking around santa fe, i can see why so many people come to visit every year: the weather was beautiful, the buildings were gorgeous, and it had an old world feel. plus, the art scene is supposed to be amazing. but what i loved the most was our breakfast at tecolote cafe -- try their huevos yucatecos; they're spectacular.



what do you love about santa fe?