It seems like there is always a market in Santa Fe! No matter what season you visit, you will most likely come across one of the seasonal markets that line the streets. During the summer, the Santa Fe Spanish Market comes to town. It’s the perfect place to experience the culture of the area and find unique items you won’t be able to get anywhere else.
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Top 3 Reasons to Visit the Santa Fe Spanish Market
1. Get a Unique Souvenir
People come from all over the country to experience the Santa Fe Spanish Market! Many have one goal in mind: to get local art they can’t find anywhere else. All of the art here has been created in the traditions of the area that date back more than 400 years. If you’re looking to get something authentic from the area, this is the place to get it. Many of these artists dedicate their lives to their work, so these pieces are much more accurate and better quality than you will find at many other places in the city.
2. See Local Culture
Immerse yourself in the culture of Santa Fe when you visit the week before the Santa Fe Spanish Market. Not only is the art in the market based on the traditions that date back 400 years, there is also a week of immersive experiences around the city where visitors can learn about its history. You can attend lectures, tours, culinary events, concerts, and more! Once the weekend hits and the market opens, music and performances take places on the Market Stage and artist demonstrations can be found throughout the city.
3. Meet Local Artists
Every year, about 250 artists from across New Mexico and Southern Colorado come together for the Santa Fe Spanish Market. If you’re looking to meet these amazing creators, all you have to do is walk through the market. Feel free to ask them any questions you have and get to know them! Another great opportunity is to go to the artist demonstrations. They are always more than happy to talk about their work.
Where to Stay During the Santa Fe Spanish Market
If you’re going to be in the area for the Santa Fe Spanish Market, stay with us at El Farolito! Stay fully immersed in our unique culture when you stay with us in the heart of the city. Our rooms feature authentic decor from the area; you’ll find Kiva fireplaces, adobe walls, and more! Start your planning by browsing through our cozy accommodations. Make sure to book your stay soon; our rooms will fill up fast in the summer! We look forward to hosting you in the gorgeous city of Santa Fe.