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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

El Rancho de las Golondrinas 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.

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  • Address: 334 Los Pinos Rd., South Side, Santa Fe, NM 87507 | Map It
  • Phone: 505/471–2261
  • Cost: $6
  • Hours: June–Sept., Wed.–Sun. 10–4; Apr.–May and Oct., by appointment
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  • Location: South of Santa Fe
Updated: 12-05-2013

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