St Francis Cathedral
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Primarily showing work by the students and faculty of the esteemed Institute of American Indian Arts, this museum also has the finest...
Built in 1878 for the Sisters of Loretto, this tiny Gothic chapel is famous as the site of St Joseph's Miraculous Staircase, a spiraling...
Palace of the Governors
The oldest public building in the US, this low-slung adobe complex started out as home to New Mexico’s first Spanish governor in 1610;...
Santa Fe Brewing Company
Santa Fe's original microbrewery covers the full beer spectrum, from pilsner to porter to stout. Big-name bands perform here...
La Casa Sena
Several downtown restaurants have outdoor seating but this is the prettiest, in the flower-filled garden of an old adobe that also has a...
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St Francis Cathedral information
Santa Fe’s French-born bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy – hero of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop – set about building this cathedral in 1869. Its Romanesque exterior might seem more suited to Europe than the Wild West, but the Hispanic altarpiece inside lends a real New Mexican flavor. A side chapel holds a diminutive Madonna statue that was taken into exile following the Pueblo Revolt, and has been known since the Spaniards’ triumphant return in 1692 as La Conquistadora .