Palace Courtyard

From the New Mexico History Museum

Between the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors lies the Palace Courtyard, a hallmark of traditional Spanish architecture and one of the campus’ loveliest features. Tall trees (a massive Chinese elm thought to be more than 100 years old, and a tall cottonwood planted by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain during a 1987 visit) shade this interior courtyard in the summer, providing a cool oasis.

Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.