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Old Mesilla Village

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Address: 2385 Calle de Guadalupe, Las Cruces, NM 88046
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Charming & Historic Town

Old Mesilla Village is a bonafide historic attraction, and has a long colorful past dating back to the sixteenth century. It is also delightfully quaint and charming, with a... read more

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Old Mesilla Village is a bonafide historic attraction, and has a long colorful past dating back to the sixteenth century. It is also delightfully quaint and charming, with a beautiful little Mexican-style plaza surrounded by 19th century buildings, numerous jewelry and wine shops, fine restaurants, and the San Albino Church. We arrived in the evening to enjoy a fantastic Mexican... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I learned alot about Mesilla during our visit. This village has a long history under Spanish, Mexican and finally American rule after the Gadsden purchase in 1853 and ratified in 1854. I had no idea that the Butterfield Stage route ran through Mesilla on the way to Tucson. We enjoyed dinner at La Posta de Mesilla

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Arapaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife wanted to see the church and we did, we had to wait a few minutes for it to open but it was worth it. We talked to one of the docents and he gave us some of the history about the church which was interesting. It was a beautiful day to walk around the square.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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Very well preserved historic village with adequate shops, restaurants and beautiful town square. Very enlightening, history wise, and a must visit when in the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

cool place to hangout. friendly people and good bars with great drinks. The area is authentic with some nice buildings.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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One shop after another. Thought we would see historical venues. We did spend time in the Billy the Kid gift shop and picked up some nice t-shirts for the grandchildren.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

La Mesilla is an old village near to Las Cruces. Over the years, Las Cruces has grown so that La Mesilla is really just a Las Cruces neighborhood. But it's a quiet hamlet in a bustling city. La Mesilla's focus is the plaza with its bandstand. On one end is an old Catholic Church. Around the Plaza are all sorts... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Nice place to eat & browse thru shops. Lots of nice jewelry is available for purchase. Benches are located along the Plaza. Be sure to visit the Basilica of San Albino & the gift shop across the street...located to the south of the basilica. Very relaxing atmosphere!

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little plaza surrounded by shops and restaurants. We went on a Tuesday afternoon in April and it seemed that not all shops were opened. Not sure if it was just off season, an off day, or if they were going out of business. There still was enough for us to do for several hours between a wonderful lunch (see... More 

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It was fun to see the square and all the shops. Billy the Kid was here! The corner store has neat toys the kids like and pretty jewelry i like :) So fun. The Sunday market has nice local things to see and buy.

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