Visit Madrid, New Mexico!

Visit Madrid, New Mexico

The 60s live on in Madrid, the ‘grooviest’ little ghost town in New Mexico. A great place for lunch, a beer and some the most unusual craft art in New Mexico!

Best Albuquerque Day Trips - Madrid, New Mexico
Quirky arts & crafts in Madrid, New Mexico

A highly recommended day trip! Only 30 minutes away from Albuquerque on the scenic Turquoise Trail Quirky, funky and creative… This is where New Mexico’s hippies grow old but never grow up. The enduring hippie lifestyle and aesthetic bring a funky vibe to the former ghost town Madrid, making it a truly one-of-a-kind day trip quite unlike anything you will find in either Santa Fe or Albuquerque. It is quirky, funky and endlessly creative.

Visit Madrid, New Mexico
The 60s live on in Madrid, New Mexico

 

Madrid does not have the wealth of Santa Fe, nor the suburban lifestyle of Albuquerque. It is what it is, unpretentious and authentic. As such, Madrid (pronounced MAD-drid) is one of the most approachable tourist attractions you will ever find.

Craft art in Madrid, New Mexico
Craft art in Madrid, New Mexico

Madrid is a great place for inexpensive trinkets and art, a quick lunch, and a fascinating stroll through a collection of visual oddities and absurdities that can only be seen here.

Madrid, New Mexico
A setting in Madrid, New Mexico,
Madrid, New Mexico
Madrid, New Mexico

The scenic and historic Turquoise Trail (click for website) (NM 14) literally takes you right through the heart of Madrid’s main street. It is about 35 minutes outside of Albuquerque en route to Santa Fe.┬áSimply pull off the road, park and start strolling.

Old Chevy truck, Madrid, New Mexico
Old Chevy truck, Madrid, New Mexico

Madrid is a visual feast for the eyes with its curious mix of seemingly ramshackle (but not really) buildings, art galleries, and unusual public art. It is also an architectural departure from both Santa Fe and New Mexico. The buildings look like something out of an Appalachian mountain town, with very little of the traditional Adobe architecture so common elsewhere in New Mexico. Do yourself a favor. Visit Madrid. Just go! – Photos by [email protected]