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Mesilla Plaza, Las Cruces

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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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  • I came for a restaurant, but I stayed for a good walk around town. It was great to take in the local sights and get a feel for the architecture and the historic importance of Mesilla. Lots of... 
    I came for a restaurant, but I stayed for a good walk around town. It was great to take in the local sights and get a feel for the architecture and the historic importance of Mesilla. Lots of...  more »
  • We spent a couple of hours here on a Sunday morning before everything started. Church service was in progress and they had loud speaking broadcasting the service into the plaza where people can... 
    We spent a couple of hours here on a Sunday morning before everything started. Church service was in progress and they had loud speaking broadcasting the service into the plaza where people can...  more »
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  • Nice little town to visit just off I-10 next to Lad Cruces. This is where Billy the kid was sentenced to hang.... Cool coffee shop by the opposite corner from the old jail house.
  • Such a lovely place to visit. Small area with gift shops that are fun and interesting. The church is beautiful.

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