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National Hispanic Cultural Center


Hispanic Center Torreon
Photo © Aileen O'Catherine


1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
(505) 246-2261
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at the Intersection of 4th Street SW and Avenida César Chávez (Bridge Boulevard).

To Get There:

From I-25, take the Avenida César Chávez/Bridge exit, and drive west over the railroad tracks. Entry to the center from 4th or 8th Streets.
From downtown, take 8th Street south to Avenida César Chávez. A large parking lot is available at the 8th Street entrance, or on street parking can be found a bit east on 4th Street.
By bus: Route 54, Bridge/Westgate, get off at 4th and Avenida Cesar Chavez.

Art Museum Hours:

Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.
(505) 246-2261

Art Museum Admission:

$3 for adults
$2 for seniors
Free for children under 16 and NHCC members
Free on Sundays

La Fonda del Bosque Restaurant:

Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(505) 247-9480

The National Hispanic Cultural Center:

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque is a touchstone for the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture. The NHCC is situated along the Rio Grande and opened in 2000 in the historic neighborhood of Barelas, just south of downtown.

The NHCC offers visual, performing, media, history and literary arts, as well as education. The Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Resource Center provide Spanish language classes and programs throughout the year. There is also a teacher exchange program.

Hispanic history, culture and literature is documented and preserved through the History and Literary Arts program. A library and genealogical center contain stores of information. The National Latino Writers Conference takes place here, as well as World Book Day, lectures and historical exhibits.

The Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center provides a space for performances and events. Programs include plays, dance performances, concerts, shows, and more. During its concert season, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra plays at the Disney Center on Sunday afternoons.

The Art Museum features works from the permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits. The permanent collection features Latino artists whose work can be found in a variety of mediums.

There is also a museum shop, La Tiendita, which features books, jewelry, gifts, music and more, exemplifying Latin American and New Mexican art and artists.

The large campus houses buildings which exemplify the architecture of the southwest; both the pueblo revival and territorial style can be seen. Adobes are a main building material. A wooden canale drains water from the roof into a nearby fountain and reminds visitors of the structures of the past. The unique Torreon, or round tower, greets visitors who enter from the parking lot, and features a fresco by the artist Frederico Vigil.

A restaurant within the compound, La Fonda del Bosque, features New Mexican and southwestern foods. It is known for its Sunday brunch, which features live music. It is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday.

Visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center'sClo website.

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