Tucked into the Rio Grande Valley and nestled between Rio Rancho and Albuquerque , the historic Village of Corrales, New Mexico, has roots back to the original Pueblo inhabitants. The pastoral setting offers a rural antidote to the hustle of urban living. Our neighbors have llamas, horses, guineas , and turkeys- yet we are just minutes from every modern entity.
Today the Village is home to working studios, galleries, interesting and unique shops, spas, wineries and restaurants offering matchless and charming alternatives for art, shopping and dining. Hundreds of artists and craftsmen reside in Corrales and their creations include jewelry, pottery, carvings, and paintings, which are available in the galleries and shops located along Corrales Road. You will also find antiques, quilting supplies, furniture, and equestrian gear. Shopping in the Village of Corrales is like traveling back in time, you will receive individual attention from friendly, knowledgeable gallery and shop owners who will make you feel welcome.
Casual and sophisticated dining is available- local restaurants include fine dining with a unique southwestern flair, casual fair, a pizzeria, and a new bistro and brew pub. The two local wineries, Corrales Winery and Milagro Vineyards and Winery offer wine tastings.
Driving along Corrales Road you’ll see classic adobe architecture under the shade of cottonwoods and breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains. Explore Casa San Ysidro, built in the 1870’s, now a museum offering daily tours of their rare collection of Hispanic New Mexican artifacts.
Wander the Corrales Bosque Preserve (woodland along the river), a stopover and nesting habitat for 183 species of birds. Or walk along the acequias (ditch irrigation system) interlaced throughout the village for a relaxing view of our orchards, farmland, horses and maybe a llama or two.
In warm weather, the Growers Market held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons offers a wide variety of organic and unique, locally grown produce, plants, soaps, herbs and more. Don’t miss Sunday in the Village and Art in the Park on the third Sunday of each month, spring through fall – a celebration of village life with something for everyone.
Join us for special celebrations throughout the year including Heritage Day, Studio Art Tour, Fourth of July and Starlight Parades, Lavender Festival, Music in Corrales, Harvest Festival, San Ysidro Day and Mudders Day.
Discover Corrales- a gem of Old New Mexico and you’ll understand why we say- “So Near, Yet so Far”. To learn more about the Village of Corrales and the events and activities that occur here, visit the Corrales Mainstreet Website.