Day Trips from Santa Fe Sights

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

  • 334 Los Pinos Rd. Map It
  • South Side
  • Museum Village

Published 08/08/2014

Fodor's Review

The "Williamsburg of the Southwest," El Rancho de las Golondrinas ("Ranch of the Swallows") is a reconstruction of a small agricultural village with buildings from the 17th to 19th century. Travelers on El Camino Real would stop at the ranch before making the final leg of the journey north, a half-day ride from Santa Fe in horse-and-wagon time. By car, the ranch is only a 25-minute drive from the Plaza, and it's a 10-minute drive from where the Turquoise Trail (NM 14) intersects with Interstate 25, making it a fun stop—especially for kids—en route. Self-guided tours survey Spanish colonial lifestyles in New Mexico from 1660 to 1890. Farm animals roam through the barnyards on the 200-acre complex. During the spring and harvest festivals, on the first weekends of June and October, respectively, the village comes alive with Spanish-American folk music, dancing, and food and crafts demonstrations. The ranch hosts several other festivals throughout the year.

Sight Information


334 Los Pinos Rd., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87507, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $6
  • June–Sept., Wed.–Sun. 10–4; Apr.–May and Oct., by appointment

Published 08/08/2014


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