Martinez Hacienda is 2 mi. s.w. of Taos Plaza at 708 Hacienda Way. This restored hacienda was built in 1804 by Don Antonio Severino Martinez, a merchant and alcalde (mayor) of Taos. The fortress-like house has 21 rooms built around two large courtyards. Furnished in period, it contains exhibits of Spanish colonial life and culture. Living-history demonstrations are presented periodically.