—English translation of the first verse of "Qué Bonito Es Santa Fé" Spanish/Mexican folk song about Santa Fe.
"Santa Fe", known as The City Different, is the capital city and county in New Mexico. Officially the City of Santa Fe, within Santa Fe County. The city is known for its unique architecture, preferring low-lying "Santa Fe" style adobe structures. There are no skyscrapers in the city, in fact, the city has ordinances against it.
As the capital of the state of New Mexico, Santa Fe's culture and cuisine are extremely reflective of both local New Mexican traditions such as New Mexican cuisine and New Mexico music, it also has a wide degree of international influence with multicultural restaurants and music.
The city still centers around its plaza, which was near the location of the city's 1610 town founding as "La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís". Several artists and creatives have called Santa Fe home, including; Georgia O'Keeffe, D. H. Lawrence, and George R. R. Martin. The city has long been considered one of the world's art cities and, as such, it has numerous art galleries. Including several local and international classic, modern, contemporary, and traditional art museums and galleries, as well as the Chuck Jones Animation Gallery, and Meow Wolf which is a unique hands-on museum that was revived in part due to George R.R. Martin.
When taken as a part of the Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Las Vegas Combined Statistical Area it also encompasses Bernalillo, Cibola, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia counties.
Neighborhoods and Popular landmarks
Santa Fe Historic District
- Loretto Chapel
- Palace of the Governors
- Santa Fe Plaza
Barrio De Analco Historic District
- Chapel of San Miguel
- House on De Vargas Street
- St. Michael's Dormitory
Santa Fe Railyard
- Santa Fe Depot (Rail Runner station)
- SITE Santa Fe gallery and performance space
- Santa Fe Farmers' Market
- El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
- Railyard park
- Don Gaspar Historic District
- Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
- Jean Cocteau Cinema (owned and operated by George R. R. Martin)
- New Mexico State Capitol Building
- Santa Fe Opera
- Ten Thousand Waves (World-class Japanese Bath-house)
- Santa Fe
- Agua Fria
- San Ildefonso Pueblo