Hidden treasure in Santa Fe

Don't miss this centuries-old adobe neighborhood. Here's how to get there and what to do

Matthew Jaffe


315 Restaurant & Wine Bar The popular French restaurant's wine bar offers 20 wines by the glass. INFO: 315 Old Santa Fe Trail; 505/986-9190.


San Miguel Mission While its status as the oldest church in the country is a matter of historical debate, there's no denying the appeal of its simple adobe architecture and the beauty of its 18th-century altar screen. INFO: $1; 401 Old Santa Fe Trail; 505/983-3974.

Santa Fe Playhouse Founded by celebrated writer Mary Austin in 1922, its productions include both classics and works by first-time playwrights. Next up is Frank Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses, May 15-Jun 1. INFO: $15; 142 E. De Vargas St.; 505/988-4262.


Built in 1966 and inspired by the Zia sun symbol, the New Mexico State Capitol (call 505/986-4589 for hours) is more reminiscent of a kiva than some classical landmark. Nicknamed the Roundhouse, it's also home to one of Santa Fe's best (and overlooked) collections of works by contemporary New Mexico artists, with pieces displayed on four levels as well as on the grounds and in the new Capitol North building.


Around The Web