Santa Fe New Mexico
Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico in the U.S.A. and located just 112 km from the picturesque town of Taos, Santa Fe is located 2132 meters above sea level, making it the highest situated capital of U.S. state capitals of all 50. The population of the district center is about 70 000 people who did not among the most densely populated capitals in the U.S., but at the expense of such an added charm.
The city ranks among the top places in the ranking of most visited tourist destinations worldwide. Santa Fe has a long history, especially beautiful architecture, wonderful places to visit, food, and great cultural diversity embodied in intense musical and artistic life.
Santa Fe once in the past was a key city in the territory of Spain, after which it becomes the possession of Mexico north of the Rio Grande. But history of the area extends much further back in time before the arrival of the Spaniards, when there were located the settlements of the people Poebla. But they have long been abandoned when here in 1607 the Spanish colonizers arrived. Santa Fe is the status of capital when the territory of New Mexico is a lot in 1912.
Today the town is mostly cultural and musical center. Arrive here every year thousands of artists. Extremely interesting to visit the city during the annual Fall Fiesta, which is dedicated to conquer New Mexico by Don Diego de Vargas. During the celebration perform a number of local customs, the most spectacular is the culmination. Finally ignites 15-meter effigy of Zozobra, which the townspeople called frowning old man.
Museum of Art in Santa Fe
Among the attractions here are the museums: the Museum of Santa Fe, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Fine Arts and several museums devoted to Indian culture and anthropology.
Santa Fe Museum
Loretto chapel in Santa Fe
Another beautiful landmark in Santa Fe is Loretto chapel. Built in 1872 by French architect drawings, the chapel is decorated in typical Gothic style with towers and colorful stained glass. Weather in Santa Fe is sunny and pleasant almost all year round, but summer heat is often unbearable.