A trip down South America to view the Santa Fe Springs in the New Mexico desert certainly reveals much about life in that region throughout the years. In fact, there is no other place in the world that has such a rich history of stunning natural beauty as does Santa Fe. Santa Fe’s history dates back to the Spanish Conception of the country in 1542. The first settlers arrived on the continent and immediately began to build up a unique cultural center of sorts in this area that is still visible today.
The main town of Santa Fe sits on the banks of the Rio Grande, and is a popular sightseeing spot for people who love to take in the stunning natural beauty of the area. This area was originally known as Santo Domingo, which means “of the water”. One of the most beautiful pieces of architecture to be found anywhere in the United States can be found here.
A main structure that stands in this historic town of Santa Fe is the Convent of the Holy Cross, a massive Romanesque structure. This amazing structure was built in the seventeenth century and overlooks what is today known as the Arts District downtown. This stunning view is well worth a drive through to get a glimpse of this wonderful town. There is also the historic Holy Cross Church, which serves as the nerve center of much of the city. If you are looking for some historical value, then this is a great place to start.
While you are visiting the town, don’t forget to take in the Santa Fe Ruins, which stands on the Rio Grande. They were used by Native Americans as a place to hide from their enemies. Today, you can tour them and learn much more about the history of Santa Fe Springs. If you love history, then you are sure to enjoy taking part in this particular activity.
If you like shopping, then you are definitely going to love Santa Fe Springs. There are two main shopping areas in town, one of them being the downtown square known as South Market. In this area you will find a huge array of independent stores selling all kinds of unique items. You can find anything from art to jewelry, antiques to classic books.
For a slightly different type of shopping, try Heritage Square downtown. Here you will find hand made crafts, art galleries, and exotic gift shops. There is usually live music played in the area, so you might want to come early to have an excellent listen to it. No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it here. This amazing little town should definitely be on your vacation list next time you are visiting the southwestern United States.