If you are in the old town of Santa Fe Springs, let us tell you that you are surely going to have a lot of fun out there. There are a bunch of things to enjoy and try out, eventually for free at Santa Fe Springs.
Starting off with the Indian and Spanish markets and the Bandstand concerts during the time of summer. If you are not into all these, you can also enjoy at the town center which has been a gathering place for centuries now. Eventually, you are also going to meet a lot of locals and tourists out there just to find that you are having a lovely time with them.
Adding more to the amazement, the city boasts around two hundred galleries to explore and all of it for free! Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities out there, having the oldest houses and the oldest churches for you to pay a visit and check out how all of it looked like back in the day.
Here n this article, we are going to feature out the top places or should we say the best places to visit in Santa Fe Springs. So, make sure to go till the end of the article. Now, without much time wasting let’s directly dive into the article.
Top 5 Best Places To Visit in Santa Le Springs:
Madrid is one of the oldest towns out there ever known which has been eventually turned into a ghost town. The town was known to be one of the oldest coal mining hubs which were later abandoned and destroyed due to the World War II.
As of now, Madrid has more than 40 unique galleries and shops to look over. The place is actually located on NM Highway 14 (the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway). It is now a pretty beautiful tourist attraction. The bikers and travelers traveling through the much famous Route 66, love to stop by the old coal mining hub Madrid” and it’s museums.
Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary
A well known Santa Fe artist known as Randall Davey left his whopping one hundred and thirty-five-acre property at the top of Upper Canyon to the National Audubon Society to be used as the educational, cultural and historical center.
The Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary s pretty well known to be covered by the Santa Fe River watershed land. To the amazement, it is the home for more than two hundred species of birds.
As the sanctuary is so much big, all these species of bird life on the different parts of the site pretty cozily. If you are fond of hiking or even bird photography, this place can be a heaven for you.
Canyon Road Arts District
As we already mentioned this earlier, this place is the town of art and it alone has a whopping two hundred plus art galleries to be explored. However, the largest number of art galleries are present within the historic canyon road.
If you are a fan of art galleries or just want to wander around the beautiful artistic things this place is a must visit for you. Believe us or not, you would just simply get amazed and completely fall in love with the place.
There are a lot of genres of art available to tickle your artistic side. Also, you are going to find many galleries showcase sculptures out front or in sculpture gardens out back. Moreover, all of the art houses in this area warmly welcomes all the visitors and are handled by super knowledgeable people who are ready to answer all of your questions regarding their art forms.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi
The old Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi is one of the oldest cathedrals out there. It began in late 1869 and the work got finished in the mid-1850s.
This beautiful historic place is located at the end of San Francisco Street a block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. t was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy (immortalized in Willa Cather’s classic novel “Death Comes to the Archbishop”), who was a controversial figure in Santa Fe’s history.
However, many internet sources say that “The church is an interesting blend of traditional Romanesque Catholic Church elements which is also fused with New Mexican touches such as the Stations of the Cross done as bultos (carved saints) and retablos (devotional paintings).” Moreover, there are a lot of things to learn which you may find interesting.
Santa Fe Bandstand
If you are in Santa Fe, one must thing that you should be a part of is definitely going to be the Santa Fe Bandstand. The Santa Fe Bandstand is one of the most diverse moments of Santa Fe which brings a lot of music to the Santa Fe Plaza.
And by a lot, we mean a lot. Even before, the Santa Fe Plaza was a gathering place for everyone since 1610. And from the year 2003, the Santa Fe Bandstand gets hosted every summer.
Here, all the work is done by a non-profit organization, which hosts about seventy to eighty concerts each week. And this event goes on from June till the far end of August. Additionally, the concerts happening from 6 pm till 9 pm features both the local and as well as the national bands. Does not matter which music genre do you like, the programme features all of the genres.
Some of them include Americana/Indie, Blues/Pop/Rock, Country, Jazz, Latin, and Salsa. More interestingly, there is a dance stage available if you are interested in showing off your amazing dancing skills.
Does not really matter what interests you the most, Santa Fe has a lot for you to offer. It just depends on you how much time do you have to enjoy the city and it’s offerings completely.
Additionally, if you are in Santa Fe, do not really forget to visit the Santa Fe Railyard. Do let us know what was your favorite pick in the selection. Or you can evenand explore the place.