Exploring Northern New Mexico


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Golondrinas Placita Living Room and Chapel

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Art Hangs on the Wall.

Art Hangs on the Wall

At El Rancho de Las Golondrinas there is the Golondrinas Placita. Inside the Golondrinas Placita is a living room and chapel. View the panorama to see what it looks like.


Golondrinas Placita Courtyard at the Well

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Hornos Inside Courtyard.

Hornos Inside Courtyard

Hornos, a well, and more inside the courtyard of Golondrinas Placita.


Golondrinas Placita & Entertainment Platform

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Front of Golondrinas Placita.

Front of Golondrinas Placita

The entrance to the Golondrinas Placita, walk through el zaguan (the covered entry) and in to the courtyard where rooms surround it in a fort-like layout. Look to your right and see the path to the rest of the Rancho de las Golondrinas. Behind you is the entertainment platform where dancers and others share their skills.

Looking south-west, away from the mountains (which are not in view), one can see the scrub-brush, piñion, and junipers.


El Rancho De Las Golondrinas

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El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas during the Harvest Festival. This view is from the middle of all the main buildings.


El Rancho De Las Golondrinas Harvest Festival

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Paloheimo Education Center.

Paloheimo Education Center

Salazar Plaza, in front of the Paloheimo Education Center. Taken during the Harvest Festival, October 7th and 8th.


Heike Strobel, Artist

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Heike Strobel, Artist.

Heike Strobel, Artist

One of the many artists from the area, Heike Strobel shows off her creations.


  • 2006-10-09 - Non-Profit status has been achieved. Contact Heike for more details. Use the link below.

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas Entrance

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Thumbnail of El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, "The Ranch of the Swallows". Use the map below to locate it and take a tour of the entrance so you can recognize it when you drive by.

In the distance, over the field, you can see the Sangre de Christo foothills.


Canyon Road at Paseo de Peralta

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View of  Paseo de Peralta meets Canyon Road.

Entrance to Canyon Road

This intersection is a popular entrance to Canyon Road. Already you can see the art work visible.

Just a short walk away are many galleries, jewelry shops, places to eat and more.


Dennis B. Villa Pando, Wood Sculptor

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Dennis B. Villa Pando, Artist.

Dennis B. Villa Pando, Artist

At the far corner of this day's Artists Market, Dennis B. Villa Pando hangs out near his chain saw sculpted creations. In the next booth someone checks out the pottery.