Española was founded in 1598 by Spain as the first European settlement in New Mexico. It sits in the northern Rio Grande Valley between the Jemez Mountains and Truchas Peak, There are excellent lodging options and wonderful restaurants serving regional cuisine. Española is a very convenient base for exploring northern New Mexico. Begin your visit at the Plaza de Española where you can enjoy NNMRAC's Convento Gallery and Gift Shop, the Mision and Bond House museums, and the Veterans Memorial Wall.
CONVENTO GALLERY From the Vault Selected works of art from NNMRAC's Inventory, Offices, and Private Collections May 22 - June 30 BOND HOUSE MUSEUM 706 Bond Street Following the Bell: The Arreira A history exhibition about pack burros in New Mexico On view through June 28, 2013
NMRAC is proud to be a member of the the Santa Claran Region Partnership, and the Georgia O'Keeffe Country tourism campaigns. Both partnerships are dedicated to promoting the region as a "must see" destination for visitors. Click on the graphic to visit any and all of these sites.
The Plaza de Espanola: The Heart of Northern New Mexico--Where Cultures Unite