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Albuquerque Old Town

A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Experience the beauty & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The center of community life in the city. Founded in 1706, by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, Old Town follows the traditional Spanish pattern with a plaza at its center and a church surrounded by homes and businesses. Most of the historic homes are still inhabited and many have been renovated into today’s shops, galleries and restaurants. Stroll the Plaza, dine al fresco at our many restaurants, stay at our hotels and B&B’s, visit our museums and shop at over 150 fine retail shops and galleries for handmade gifts from the Southwest and around the world. Romantic hidden patios, winding brick paths, vibrant flower gardens and dramatic balconies await your discovery and selfies. Wrought iron benches and adobe bancos welcome you to relax in the shade. Watch the tumbleweeds blow by and bask in New Mexico’s wonderful sunshine. Shopping in Old Town is an incomparable ethnographic experience. One of a kind handcrafted treasures from around the world, as well as those that are distinctly Southwestern, can be found in so many fabulous shops, boutiques, galleries and artist studios. When in New Mexico, you should eat like we New Mexicans eat! Enjoy the spice & flair of New Mexican traditional cuisine. Savor complex dishes prepared with red and green chillis. It comes in red or green based upon its drying time and genetics, and is incorporated into recipes that have evolved from the local Native American & Spanish cultures. Enjoy one of the many restaurants, cafes & coffee shops featuring everything from the famous bacon green chilli cheeseburger to ambient fine dining. For over three centuries Old Town has been the heart of the Southwest. It is the most important Historical Zone of the City of Albuquerque and home for many families whose brave ancestors founded the city. Old Town is found off I-40 (take the Rio Grande Blvd. Exit South).
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A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was beautiful to take a stroll around old town. There are restaurants, bars, ice cream and coffee shops to take a break. Also, a good spot to get some arts and crafts.

Thank WorldTraveler_and_Co
Reviewed 3 days ago

Albuquerque Old Town is just a touristy place with a little bit of history. Parking was easy. Nice historic church, adobes, and is near the ABQ Museum too. The message everywhere in this blessed country/world is buy buy buy.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very small square, yes it is picturesque and quaint but once you've seen that and the beautiful San Felipe Church, there's just not much to it. The stores are the standard fare of shot glasses, turquoise and "been there" t-shirts. We did come across an...More

Thank AdventurousRetirees
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always visit Old Town a number of times when we are in Albuquerque and can always find something new of interest to see.

Thank Palaeontology
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was about 4 years ago that we were in Albuquerque & took the most interesting city tour I've experienced in North America, Europe or Asia. Their method of showing us the sights via movies shot in the area was fascinating. They even wove local...More

Thank morrellkc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Now the time of year we were there, offseason, may have had something to do with this as there were few people wandering around. The storekeepers were terrific, just flat out friendly and helpful. Just great southwestern jewelry everywhere, including native Americans selling their wares...More

Thank undertaker01
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting for its old style architecture, but hardly worth the effort unless you really like tee shirt shop, manufactured western style jewelry and some high priced boutiques.

Thank CBOsprey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking was a bit annoying and not the best labeled I've seen but not a huge deal. Depending on how much of a shopper you are you could spend an hour to several perusing. Some are more artisanal than others, some more tchotchke-filled. Worth the...More

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Town was very cool. All the little gift shop and art galleries are fun to go into and look at. We did not end up buying anything. Most of the stores carry the same things, like in other "tourist" towns different stores same Mass...More

Thank frequent1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most places, besides tourist shops, were closed. But it was actually pretty nice because there wasn't a lot of crowds or traffic.

Thank CostaRicaOutsider
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Faron C
27 October 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
4-9 depending upon the establishment.
Ken S
16 September 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
I would try Chaco.
bella s
10 September 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
It's our best time of year. They usually do stay open later from the middle of sept through the first week of January.