Santa Fe Part II: Palace of Governors

The Palace of Governors has been around since the early 17th century when the Spanish began to settle New Mexico. It is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. After the original Spanish government, residents of the Palace were the natives who lead the Pueblo revolt, the re-empowered Spanish, the Mexican government following their War for Independence, and finally the US in 1848 following the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo which settled the Mexican-American War.

This photo of the Santa Fe plaza with the Palace in the background was taken in 1866.

There are openings in the floor so you can see the 300 year old foundation.

There is a working print shop at the Palace with very old printers. I was enchanted.

The inner courtyard. I walked around thinking of the Spanish elite in the 1600’s spending their time here.


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