Fodor's Expert Review National Hispanic Cultural Center

Barelas/South Valley Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

A showpiece for the city, and a showcase for Hispanic culture in Albuquerque's historic Barelas neighborhood, this beautifully designed space contains a vibrant art museum, multiple performance venues, a restaurant, a fresco-lined torreon (freestanding windowless tower) depicting the span of Hispanic (and pre-Hispanic) history, a 10,000-volume genealogical research center and library, and an education center. Its stunning and acoustically superb Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts and smaller Albuquerque Journal Theatre host ballet, flamenco dancing, bilingual theater, traditional Spanish and New Mexican music, the famous world music festival ¡Globalquerque!, and many other performances. Exhibits at its first-rate museum include dynamic displays of photography, paintings, sculpture, and traditional and contemporary craftwork by local artists as well as internationally known names. A vintage WPA-era school contains the library and La Fonda del Bosque restaurant ($, no dinner),... READ MORE

A showpiece for the city, and a showcase for Hispanic culture in Albuquerque's historic Barelas neighborhood, this beautifully designed space contains a vibrant art museum, multiple performance venues, a restaurant, a fresco-lined torreon (freestanding windowless tower) depicting the span of Hispanic (and pre-Hispanic) history, a 10,000-volume genealogical research center and library, and an education center. Its stunning and acoustically superb Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts and smaller Albuquerque Journal Theatre host ballet, flamenco dancing, bilingual theater, traditional Spanish and New Mexican music, the famous world music festival ¡Globalquerque!, and many other performances. Exhibits at its first-rate museum include dynamic displays of photography, paintings, sculpture, and traditional and contemporary craftwork by local artists as well as internationally known names. A vintage WPA-era school contains the library and La Fonda del Bosque restaurant ($, no dinner), which features Latin fusion fare indoors and out on the patio.

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Museum/Gallery Arts/Performance Venue Fodor's Choice Family Building/Architectural Site

Quick Facts

1701 4th St. SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87102, USA

505-246–2261-cultural center

www.nhccnm.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $6, Closed Mon., restaurant closed Sun. and Mon.

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