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07 May, 2009

Santa Fe – A Small American Art Center

Santa Fe

Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico State, in United States of America. It is also known as “The City Different”. It covers an area of almost 100 square kilometers and has a population of over 60000 people. The town was founded in 1608 and was made capital in 1610. It is the oldest capital in the United States. It is located more than 2000 m above sea level, making it the highest state capital in USA.

Santa Fe’s street network is different from other American cities. The streets emerge from the central Plaza. The city has a radial shape. It is divided into 4 districts.

The weather is like in other cities. The winters are cool and the summers are warm. If you are looking for arts and culture, you can go visit the statue of Saint Francis and several other figures like Kateri Tekakwitha. You can go to many museums. New Mexico Museum of Art, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and History Museum are just some of your possibilities.

Other important places you might want to visit are: New Mexico State Capital, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis, Loretto Chapel, Palace of the Governors and Santuario de Guadalupe. When it comes to education, the city has many schools and colleges like Capital High School, Institute of American Indian Arts, Academy for technology and Classics and many other educational institutions.

There are plenty of means of transport in Santa Fe. There is a municipal Airport, buses, good roads and a railway station. If you are looking for something more exciting, you can try bicycles and equestrian trails. The city hosts an annual rodeo, one of top 100 in the whole country, in the last week of June.

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