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The capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe, lies on a river tributary, heralded by the snowy peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This enigmatic and fun state has garnered a reputation as a definitive celebration state, with its unique character that absorbs Spanish, Hispanic and Native American influences into itself. The city has a long history as a patron of the fine arts and is home to hundreds of art galleries and exhibitions. History and festivity blend together seamlessly in the city of Santa Fe.
Arguably the most famous attraction in Santa Fe is the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the largest collection of paintings by the significant painter. Enthusiasts looking to whet their appetite for the fine arts can consume far more than just the exhibits at this famous house. Take a stroll down Canyon Road to witness colourful and charming streets lined by art galleries, cafes and coffee shops. This district is just one of many streets that offer up the best of New Mexican culture to any visitor.
All of these charming streets of Santa Fe converge in the Plaza- a spot that is popular among both tourists and locals for its galleries, cafes and shopping outlets. Santa Fe is also known for its several Spanish colonial churches that dot the city and give it an atmosphere of historic significance.
Some of the famous churches in the city include the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi- one of the oldest of its kind, the Loretto Chapel- famous for its columns and stained glass, and the San Miguel Mission Chapel, a structure that seems to change colours during different times of the day. Santa Fe's rich history and culture can be more academically and closely viewed in its collection of museums.
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - Laboratory of Anthropology is the centrepiece of the entire Southwestern region of the U.S.A due to its preservation of Native American Culture. Tourists frequent the Museum of New Mexico Complex, a region that hosts four museums that trace New Mexico's heritage to distinct periods. Visitors to the city can scarcely ignore the forest-covered surroundings of the state and its natural wildlife and beauty can be observed in the Randall Davey Audubon Center, a peaceful setting that is ideal for bird watching. Other urban attractions in Santa Fe include the Liquid Light Glass and the Santa Fe farmer's market.
Santa Fe is a city defined by fine arts. colonial churches and wild landscapes- it offers an experience that is distinct for its Southwestern quality and spirit. This famous city delights visitors while providing them with a unique glimpse of history and culture.
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