Old Mesilla Village, Las Cruces

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A small town of 2,200 people, Old Mesilla Village brings New Mexico history to life. Many current residents are direct descendants of the original settlers, who were a mix of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American. The traditional architecture and adobe-style buildings still line the town's streets. Several families provide guided tours of the town, or you can pick up a brochure at the book center on the Plaza and take a self-guided walking tour of the area. Don't miss the Basilica of San Albino, constructed in 1855 of adobe. The church, which holds services in English and in Spanish, was rebuilt to its current state in 1906. This small town has played a role in many historical events, such as the Gadsden Purchase, the Civil War, and the trial of Billy the Kid--an outlaw of the Old West. Add Old Mesilla Village to your Las Cruces travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Las Cruces trip builder .
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  • Old Mesilla Village provided hours of shopping (great shops for jewelry, crosses, Native American and South American art, holiday decor, and local food treats). The local shop keepers were extremely f...  more »
  • We stopped here for an hour or so and it is beautiful. A lot of Mexican style buildings and southwestern influence. A few restaurants and wineries in the area along with gift shops and a square for ga...  more »
  • Good parking situation; good places to eat; fun shops to visit; nice square; we visited at the end of October and there was a Dia de los Muertes thing going on in the square. It was fun to wander arou...  more »

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