Corrales received its name from the corrals used by settlers on the 1710 Alameda land grant. Descendants of the grant holder, Juan Gonzales Bas, and others settled there and weathered frontier hardships and challenges.
On Corrales Road be sure to note in the Commercial section:
- Casa Vieja – built in the 18th century and now an elegant event center specializing in weddings
- Perea’s Tijuana Bar – established in 1935 and a wonderful place to experience “Old New Mexico,” great food, and adult beverages
- The many old adobe buildings now housing various businesses
Be sure to visit:
- The Old San Yisidro Church, now desanctified and a charming venue for many cultural events including art shows and concerts
- Casa San Ysidro, a recreation of a Spanish villa complete with furnishings and farm animals - tours available
- The San Yisidro cemetery where many of Corrales’ founding families are buried and honored
For more information, see The Corrales Historical Society website.