With its blend of Pueblo and Spanish styles, New Mexican architecture mirrors the beauty of the landscape. Sundried adobe walls combined with expansive porches and mission arches create simple and practical yet also breathtaking structures. Combined with rustic coyote fencing, an iconic but also useful fixture of the landscape here, New Mexico homes become works of art in themselves. A good place to start with your introduction to New Mexico architecture is in Santa Fe, the country’s oldest state capital. Among the grandest examples are the historic Santa Fe Plaza, which stands at the end of the old Santa Fe Trail.