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Destinations > USA > Santa Fe (New Mexico)



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Welcome to Santa Fe


Welcome to Santa Fe – The oldest city of the United States

Santa Fe, the Spanish for “holy faith”, is the capital city of New Mexico and the highest federal capital of United States located at 2132 meters above the sea level.
The city was originally occupied by a number of Indian Pueblos between 1050 and 1150 before the Spanish settlement of 1500`s.
The main attractions of the city are the legendary history, the culture and the art which
inspire and fascinate tourists. In fact it has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
in Design, Crafts and Folk Art.


Information and Facts


Sightseeing
The city is well known as a centre of arts that reflect its multicultural character and the tourism is the major element of its economy.
Tourists are attracted by the climate, with all the related out-door activities plus cultural activities in the city and the region.
The tourism is concentrated in the historic downtown, in the Central Plaza, the square adjacent to the Palace of the Governors; other areas include the Museum Hill which is the site of majors art museums of the city and finally the Canyon Road site which hosts art galleries.
There are also nineteen Indian Pueblos around the State, including the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos located in the north of Santa Fe. In addition three other Native American groups reside in New Mexico.

Night-life
To enjoy the night-life in Santa Fe you will just have to go in the streets which are the stage of musician performing several musical genres, from jazz to Latin American music. Tourists could also hear the magic of Santa Fe`s sound coming out from the bars, clubs and restaurants.

Climate
Santa Fe has a semi-arid climate, with chilly winters and very warm summers. The diurnal temperature variation exceeds 14°C every month and 17°C most of the year due to the relative aridity and elevation.
Heaviest rainfall occurs in July and August with the arrival of the North American Monsoon.

Public transport
Santa Fe is served by the Santa Fe Municipal Airport.
Santa Fe Trails operate a number of buses routes within the city and also provides connections to regional transit. The city is also served by two national rails, one which connects the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe and the other is usually used for tourism.
The famous U.S. Route 66 pass through the city which is the fourth of the seven States crossed.

Time
MST (UTC – 7)

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