Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunset Viewing in Santa Fe

The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn is located smack in the heart of Santa Fe's historic downtown, which is a fabulous location.  That being said, we are not able to see any of the glorious New Mexico sunsets from the inn itself.  Rest assured, however, that there are a number of nearby options. 

One is to simply walk a few blocks away and climb up to the Cross of the Martyrs, learning about Santa Fe's history from the many plaques that line the walkway.  The cross at the top of the hill was erected in memory of the 21 Franciscan priests killed during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.  From here you can enjoy a stunning vista of Santa Fe as you gaze at the setting sun.  Bring a bottle of wine and a blanket to make it into a real event.

Another option is the La Fonda Bell Tower, now open again for the summer season.  The Bell Tower Bar is open from Monday-Thursday from 4pm-sunset, and Friday through Sunday from 2pm until sunset.  Enjoy margaritas, chips and guacamole, or whatever your heart may desire from their full bar.  The La Fonda is located right on the Plaza, at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and San Francisco Street, and is the oldest hotel in the city.

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