Nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the historic city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is framed by natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. Rich Native American heritage, strong Spanish influences and American pioneering spirit combine to make Santa Fe one of the world's most culturally diverse and interesting cities. Founded by the Spanish in 1610, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States and features the oldest home, church and public buildings in the country. You'll never run out of historic attractions to see or things to do on your New Mexico vacation. This vibrant, memorable destination is a place of love, food, art, culture, antiquity and people. It's a place of winding, narrow streets lined with ancient red adobe buildings that blaze brilliantly against the turquoise-blue sky. It's a place of energy, and also of healing and relaxation. And our downtown Santa Fe hotel and spa puts you in the middle of it all.