New Mexico National Sights and Monuments

In addition, the state is known for its active creative life. The capital of Santa Fe is considered a prestigious center for contemporary art, along with New York and Los Angeles. There are some museums like the Museum of New Mexico, Georgia O'Keeffe Gallery, International Museum of Folk Art, and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

The inspiration for contemporary art is not only the rich heritage of Indian culture, but also Spanish, which is carefully preserved by numerous cultural centers. Thus, International Flamenco Festival in New Mexico is not less popular than at home of the dance - in Spain. Santa Fe is imbued with the charm of colonial Spain and sophisticated simplicity. Palace of the Governors (1610) on the Plaza, the Cathedral of St. Francis, Monastery Guadalupe – it all may seem like a visit to medieval Spain.

In northern New Mexico there is a mountain range Sangre de Cristo (in Spanish – “blood of Christ”, the name is associated with the characteristic red rocks), ridges of San Juan, Hemez and Sandia. The height of the majority of the mountains that form the Sangre de Cristo, reaches 3500 meters above sea level. Mount Wheeler Peak is the highest point in the state (4013 meters).

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