The historic Barelas neighborhood, to the south of Old Town and Downtown, features the must-see National Hispanic Cultural Center. Otherwise it's mostly a residential neighborhood; bounded by the Bosque trails and a revitalizing railyard, it gradually gives way to the broad South Valley, a rough-around-the-edges area that contains modest homes in some sections, and farmlands or light industry in others.
Barelas-South Valley at a Glance
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