The village of Mesilla, New Mexico was incorporated in 1848 and has a population of just over 2100. It is located just south of Las Cruces and is a popular spot for visitors and Las Crucens alike. Sitting out on the plaza surrounded by the old buildings takes you back to another time and place. It is especially beautiful at Christmas time, when the walks are lined with luminarias, the little bags containing candles that are called farolitos in the northern part of the state.
The plaza with San Albino Basilica in the background