National Hispanic Cultural Center
While in Albuquerque make sure your group saves time for a stop at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, one of the most culturally immersive spots you can visit in the city. The National Hispanic Cultural Center works to preserve, promote, and advance Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities through various exhibits and programs, all of which are extremely insightful and interesting. This center will give your group a chance to see a culture they are perhaps not familiar with up close and personal, with opportunities to study everything from genealogy to modern art.
Plan to save plenty of time for a visit, with several different onsite facilities dedicated to different sectors of culture. Visit the Art Museum, Library and Genealogy Center, History and Literary Arts Building, as well as the shops and cafes. La Tiendita Shop will show you all the finest in local jewelry, literature, and cultural creations, and a stop at Pop Fizz Paleteria or Torreon (within the building that houses the fresco) will satisfy your craving for cultural fares.
There are several regular events here, with over 700 a year! Some events you can look forward to during your visit include such things as Bilingual Storytime, Salud Y Sabor: Argentina, and one of the most awe-inspiring experiences at the center, the Mundos de Mestizaje. 'A vision of history through fresco', this exhibit is actually a 4,000 square foot fresco, one of the largest in the country. To say this masterpiece is breathtaking would be an understatement. Get a virtual look here, though nothing will beat the real deal during your visit.
So for a cultural adventure like no other in Albuquerque, be sure to include this stop on your group's itinerary!