Palace of the Governors
Lonely Planet review for Palace of the Governors
This is one of the oldest public buildings in the country. Built in 1610 by Spanish officials, it housed thousands of villagers when the Indians revolted in 1680 and was home to the territorial governors after 1846. It displays a handful of regional relics, but most of its holdings are now shown in an adjacent exhibition space called the New Mexico History Museum, a glossy, 96,000-sq-ft expansion that opened in 2009. Volunteers lead free, highly recommended palace tours throughout the day; call for exact times.