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Mesilla Plaza, Mesilla

4.6
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Mesilla Plaza is the central plaza in the small town of Mesilla in far southern New Mexico. The plaza and a number of its surrounding buildings are a National Historic Landmark District, significant for its role in the transfers of power that brought first the original New Mexico Territory and later the Gadsden Purchase into United States control. The most notable building facing the plaza is the Basilica of San Albino, which has been on the plaza since its establishment in 1851. The plaza was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
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  • The plaza is anchored by an historic church (which can be visited), and otherwise lined with interesting shops and several cafes. At one corner is a building where Billy the Kid was detained. A very....  more »
  • Though not as many choices as some other plazas, a fun place to walk around and shop. If you are lucky, there will be vendors selling in the square  more »
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  • I love the plaza. You can sit on a bench in the plaza and eat ice cream or sit and just watch everything going on around you. You can go in all the little shops around the plaza and find some beautiful items, food items, jewelry, clothing, books and the list goes on. Nambe is a must, such elegant kitchen items and perfect store for doing some wedding registry items or a gift that will make a lasting impression. Also, kids love the Billy The Kid, store that is a must for kiddos. The Plaza is just a great spot and great for candid pictures
  • Very cute plaza with shops, restaurants, the church which is a land mark, totally worth checking out. They also run a market on Wednesday and weekends which is fun to checkout. There is a free parking lot and plenty of street parking if you're coming by car.
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