Introduction to Bernalillo, New Mexico
Bernalillo, New Mexico is 9 miles E of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 16 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is in Sandoval county. The town is part of the Albuquerque metro area. The population of Bernalillo is 6,611.
Diego de Vargas founded Bernalillo in 1695. Bernalillo became a trade center by the 1800s, as many Mexican immigrants began settling in the town. The town is located to the northwest of the Sandia Mountains, on the banks of Rio Grande River. Camino del Pueblo, one of the oldest streets in the town, was once used as the vital connecting link between Santa Fe and Mexico City.
Bernalillo and nearby Attractions
- Sandoval County Historical Society Museum
- Albuquerque Museum
- Coronado State Park
- Rio Grande Nature Center
- National Atomic Museum
- Rattlesnake Museum
Things To Do In Bernalillo
One of the oldest festivals of Bernalillo is Las Fiestas de San Lorenzo, which is held every August. The Rio Grande Nature Center offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The Sandia Man Cave and the Sandia Trails are some of the nearest attractions. History The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, the Coronado State Monument and the Albuquerque Museum provide insight into the area’s history.
Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.
Bernalillo Higher Education
The University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus, New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico provide facilities for higher education.