Perfect Experience for An Unforgettable Bachelorette Weekend (Blog by Lynne Robinson)
Experience our Most Popular Day-Tour with this Architectural and Historical Perspective on Santa Fe
Fragrant wisteria vines cascading over an adobe wall, a hand carved rustic door leading to a secret courtyard, and plastered adobe walls mixed with mica or straw glistening in the sun. Join us on an exclusive and charming tour that looks at the important role three primary architectural styles have played in Santa Fe’s historic, social and cultural contexts.
Spend your Thursday or Friday morning walking Santa Fe’s Historic Eastside neighborhood, exploring the distinctive architecture this region is known for. You’ll discover the beauty that distinguishes the three styles of New Mexican architecture: Pueblo, Spanish Territorial and Northern New Mexican. As you walk down small winding residential backroads of Canyon Road’s Gallery district, you will begin to discern the traditional appeal of the New Mexican Pueblo style, the classic elegance of Spanish Territorial, and the tall narrow pitched roofs of the Northern New Mexico style.
You’ll also learn about the history and importance of the acequia (water ditch) that parallels our walkway. It continues to be used to irrigate private residential gardens with the time-old tradition of controlled water flow.
New Mexicans create homes with timeless appeal and natural environments, creating a rich narrative journey. By the end of this tour, you’ll be attuned to the different characters of each architectural style and their history, you’ll appreciate the inherent importance of the acequia, and bear witness to some of the interesting personalities that played a key role in architectural preservation. This tour provides in-depth knowledge of Santa Fe’s historic, social, and cultural movements that have been instrumental in influencing Santa Fe’s distinctive and special architecture.
Our walking tour is estimated at 2 to 2.5 miles of walking throughout Santa Fe Historical District.