At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year and four distinct seasons – a haven for cyclists, golfers, skiers, hikers, and equestrians. Our colorful multi-cultural heritage and incredible scenic mountain beauty are legendary. Our galleries, museums, historic architecture, shopping, and world-class cuisine make Santa Fe the visitor destination of the Southwest.
Santa Fe History
In ancient times, Native Americans hunted and fished in the abundant valley at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. They grew crops in the fertile plain of the Santa Fe River. In 1610, Santa Fe was established as a Spanish provincial capital. Many adobe buildings from this era still stand in the heart of the city, where traditions of both Indian and Hispanic cultures are alive today.