Old Mesilla runs deep with southwest tradition. Stepping into the Mesilla Plaza, a National Historic Landmark, you step back in time surrounded by the Basilica of San Albino church and a chorus of restaurants, shops, and entertainment that date back to the 1800’s.
Historical figures like Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and Pancho Villa add to the mystique and culture that Mesilla offers. Truly what the Town offers is the rich culture that flourishes throughout the year with festivals hosted inside the plaza. From Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fietas, and lighting luminarias on Christmas Eve the town thrives on Mexican culture tradition.
Adobe style homes that are decorated with colorful red chile ristras are what you would find in the historic town of Mesilla which has a population of 2,200 (2010 census). Located just 5 minutes from Las Cruces, New Mexico you can get lost in history while still being able to enjoy shopping and entertainment that New Mexico’s 2nd largest city provides.