Santa Fe History & Culture
Santa Fe County is the land that lies surrounding the city of Santa Fe. Its northern border touches historic Chimayo and stretches south to the rolling plains of Edgewood. From four Indian Pueblos (San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Nambe and Tesuque) and ghost towns that housed some of the first European settlers to a living museum that showcases life as it was for the early Spanish colonists, Santa Fe County is diverse in culture.
The county seat, Santa Fe is a world-renowned travel destination unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts and culture. Here visitors will be nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, immersed in natural beauty, with an average of 325 days of sunshine and blue sky. Santa Fe style is well known by its unique city planning and building style. After State government, tourism is a major element of the Santa Fe economy, with visitors attracted year-round by the climate and related outdoor activities plus cultural activities of the city and the region.