New Mexico Culture
Recognized as one of the most culturally diverse states in the country. The cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe has an ethnic tapestry that is reflected in its architecture, artwork, cultural centers and cuisine. Countless customs and traditions passed down over generations are a vibrant part of daily life in the cities, and make Albuquerque and Santa Fe epicenters of authentic Southwestern culture. Albuquerque is home to more than the Native American, Hispanic, Latino and Anglo cultures for which New Mexico is well known. the multicultural city includes strong African American, Asian, Middle Eastern and other ethnic communities, creating a unique and modern Southwestern blend. In fact, more than 70 different ethnicities call Albuquerque home.  
There is no shortage of ways to discover the many different facets of the New Mexico culture and heritage. Visiting one of our many museums or cultural centers will bring the past alive and offer insight into our traditions. At local events such as art fairs, music festivals or Indian dances you'll rub shoulders with our locals and understand what makes our city tick. You can take excursions to see ancient cliff dwellings or petroglyphs that may take only hours out of your day, but introduce you to a millennia of history. New Mexico's lands are full of discoveries: fascinating cultures, extraordinary landscapes, intriguing ruins, recreational opportunities, and arts and crafts made by people proud of their legacies and traditions.