Behind Adobe Walls - Historic Architectural & Interiors Walking + Wine Tour in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Behind Adobe Walls

Fragrant Wysteria vines cascading over an adobe wall, a hand carved rustic door leading to a secret courtyard....plastered adobe walls mixed with mica or straw glistening in the sun ... Join us on an exclusive and charming tour of 'Behind Adobe Walls' an architectural and interior walking tour in the historic Eastside neighborhood of Santa Fe.

Discover the beauty and distinguishing features of the three styles of architecture found in New Mexico; Pueblo, Spanish Territorial and Northern New Mexico architecture.

Walking down small, winding back roads in the residential historic district intertwined with Canyon Road's Gallery district you will discover the traditional warmth of New Mexican Pueblo style, the classic elegance of a Spanish Territorial and the tall and narrow pitched roofs of Northern New Mexico style. As we walk along the traditional Acequia (water ditches) in the historic district, learn about their history, and how they continue to be used today to irrigate private residences gardens through a time-old tradition of controlling the opening and closing of the water flow.

By the end of the walking tour you will be in tune with the architectural character and history of each style.

Tour the charming 150 year old Territorial-style historic private residence with donkey and horse stables along the Acequia showcased multiple times in Su Casa and Trend magazine.

What makes the historic homes in Santa Fe feel so charming, grounded, soulful and blessed with sanctuary? Elements of hand-craftsmanship by local artisans; tinwork, wood carved architectural details, hand-plastered surfaces, textiles, antiques with patina and found curiosities.

...the home feels as if it was collected over time so there is a journey, narrative, and a story that can be told. A home should the tell the story of who you are, and where you've been. Experience an interior that has been collected and assembled and see where authenticity and provenance of pieces creates a meaningful and soulful home ...

Cool off with a refreshment of prickly pear cactus ice tea or "Cota" Indian tea along with homemade biscochitos in the traditional inner courtyard. 

Learn how easy it is to prepare these traditional and elegant Santa Fe refreshments for your guests when you get back home using simple ingredients you can purchase in Santa Fe.

Celebrate at the end of your walking tour with a glass of Gruet champagne at the Gruet Tasting Room at Hotel St. Francis. Your guide Tonia has been a New Mexico resident for over 25 years and has worked closely with the historic preservation at the Pueblo of Acoma and is one of Santa Fe's leading Interior Designers...
Start Time
Weekly on Thursday9:30 AM
3 H
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  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Tonia, a local professional style consultant and personal shopper has personal relationships with designers and store owners in Santa Fe, and will bring that exclusivity to your tour leading you on a true insider shopping experience. Be guided around Santa Fe's retail highlights of the moment. This fashion shopping tour of Santa Fe is a must for design lovers, trend setters and cool hunters from all over the world.

Tonia’s personal style is eclectic and globally chic; combining classic timeless pieces with the exotic, originating from her love of travel and the beauty of style as celebrated from different parts of the world. The most extravagant part of Tonia’s personalized Santa Fe Fashion Tour is that it is the most efficient shopping spree you will ever experience(with the added bonus of shops offering you a special discount on anything you buy on this tour!)

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