Spanish Heritage



The Spanish arrived in New Mexico around 1540. Communities that stretch back in time to those earlier days can be found within the city limits as well as within short driving distances. Here the Santurio de Chimayo about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe.

The Institute for Spanish Arts

Founded by critically acclaimed flamenco dancer Maria Benitez.

Spanish Market

Features handcrafted traditional arts by 250 local Hispanic artists. Last weekend in July annually.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Sponsor of Spanish Market and key in preservation of Spanish Colonial art since 1598.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas – A Living History Museum

200 acres of living history dedicated to the heritage and culture of Spanish Colonial New Mexico.

National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque

Dedicated to the study, advancement and presentation of Hispanic heritage.

History of New Mexico

The Tourism Department of New Mexico’s history of New Mexico page.