Throughout Santa Fe’s long history of conquest and violence, the town has also been the main center of culture and civilization in the Southwest. Early settlers of this region have left a legacy of architecture and culture that today makes Santa Fe the most significant historic city in the American West, also making it a history lover’s playground. Long before European explorers landed in North America, trade was a way of life throughout this region. Thoughout history, the city of Santa Fe became the target of explorers and adventurers from the east who saw their glory there. It was more than goods that were exchanged across these trade routes; ideas and culture were also exchanged, with trade at the heart of the region’s prosperity. One of the many trade routes leading into Santa Fe is the Old Spanish Trail, an old pack-mule trail which linked Santa Fe to settlements in Northern Mexico. Book your stay at the El Farolito Bed and Breakfast Inn, and spend a day or two exploring history along the Old Spanish Trail.