National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque

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National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States

Phone: +1-5052462261

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving, promoting and advancing Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. The NHCC's 20-acre campus is located along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Avenida César Chávez and 4th St. Now presenting 700 events a year, the NHCC is home to three theatres, an art museum, library, genealogy center, Spanish-language resource center, two restaurants (Pop Fizz Paleteria and M'Tucci's Cocina Grill) and the largest concave fresco in North America. Since its grand opening in 2000, the NHCC has welcomed over 3.6 million visitors, with an annual visitation of between 200,000 and 250,000. Events, exhibitions and programs are presented in the areas of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, culinary arts, film, history, literary arts and cultural-significant customs, featuring local, national and international artists, scholars and entertainers. In addition to its own events, the NHCC also hosts hundreds of rental events each year - in its theatres, ballrooms and outside plaza. The NHCC sits within the Barelas neighborhood, a traditionally Hispanic neighborhood that has historically been a crossroads for New Mexico’s people. The community was settled for its proximity to a natural ford in the Rio Grande and to the Camino Real, the Spanish colonial-era Royal Road used primarily for trade between Mexico and northern New Mexico, and later grew dramatically due to its proximity to the railroad. The architectural design of the NHCC recalls styles from Spain, Mesoamerica and early New Mexico. The National Hispanic Cultural Center enjoys the broad support of the New Mexico State Legislature, private industry and individuals. The NHCC is part of the State of New Mexico’s Department of Cultural Affairs, along with seven other state museums and six state monuments, and it is supported through the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.


An art museum displaying Hispanic arts and culture, this art complex houses exhibitions, a library and genealogy centre.

The centre is also available for private events!

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  • Learned a lot there. Don't miss the mural in the tower. I think they called it a fresca.

  • A diamond in the rough. This is truly one of New Mexico's hidden gems. Great cultural enrichment programming including language classes, workshops and travel. Outstanding entertainment - work and performances from artists from all over the world. Resourceful library - I'll bet you did not know about its extensive genealogy and family history records archived here! There is something for everyone here.

  • Art museum was pretty bad. I don't know shook selected the art here, but yet are bad at their job!

  • Beautiful location. If you get a chance, try to explore every nook and cranny. Wonderful place.

  • Museum is free on Sundays. The torreon is also open then, if you love the southwest even a little you must not miss the fresco inside. Did I mention it's free on Sundays? ;-p

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