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Santa Fe Sights

New Mexico State Capitol

  • Old Santa Fe Trail at Paseo de Peralta Map It
  • Old Santa Fe Trail and South Capitol
  • Government Building

Updated 12/04/2013

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The symbol of the Zía Pueblo, which represents the Circle of Life, was the inspiration for the capitol, also known as the Roundhouse. Doorways at opposing sides of this 1966 structure symbolize the four winds, the four directions, and the four seasons. Throughout the building are artworks from the outstanding collection of the Capitol Art Foundation, historical and cultural displays, and handcrafted furniture—it's a superb and somewhat overlooked array of fine art.

The Governor's Gallery hosts temporary exhibits. Six acres of imaginatively landscaped gardens shelter outstanding sculptures.

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Old Santa Fe Trail at Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 7–6 (also Sat. late May–late Aug., 9–5); guided tours by appt.

Updated 12/04/2013


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