Choosing 10 best places for sightseeing in and around The City Different is a daunting task. The city has a rich history and many important cultural sites are an integral part the essential Santa Fe experience. The city with its rich history boasts some of the oldest buildings in the USA such at The Palace of the Governors on the Santa Fe Plaza as well as the oldest church and house in the country. There are over 10 museums, a lot for a relatively small city, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum downtown and four museums on Museum Hill. There’s also a lot to see within an hour of Santa Fe. Visitors are often interested in the history of the Pueblo people. Visiting the cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument or Puye Cliffs gives insight into how they lived. The area was ruled by Spain for hundreds of years. El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history village, gives visitors a peek at life as it was lived during the Spanish Colonial era. If you don’t have time to see it all, pick the sights that interest you most. At the end of the day, don’t forget to look west for the glorious high desert sunset.