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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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“lots of shops” (141 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cool area in architecture. Nice selection of bars and restaurants. Seems to be a safe area to walk around. Quaint.

Thank anagorski
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend asked, what’s there to do in Albuquerque, should we even visit before our hot air balloon ride? My enthusiastic response was yes! We headed to old town, and were not disappointed meandering around the gift shops, church, and court yard with gazebo. She...More

Thank brendabeachbum
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here with a friend to grab dinner and shop for souvenirs during my stay for the Art Therapy Conference. I would highly recommend the store Covered Wagon gift shop and Church's Cafe. I wish I could have gone on one of the ghost...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want a nice shopping experience. Souvenirs, authentic jewelry, woven items, etc. It's quite nice here.

Thank HisBabyDoll89
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth a visit to shop for Native American crafts and related locally made goods, such as guitars and exotic teas. This district is small , walkable, but low-key. The shops are in historic structures and have the typical merchandise of this region, such as...More

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old Town Albuquerque offers a flavor of the southwest. They have stores that showcase the local crafts. The Gazebo hosts Indian dances. Jewelry makers sit under the portal and sell their stuff. The architecture is beautiful. All the restaurants around the plaza are not worth...More

Thank Ines S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I appreciate store owners trying to generate revenue, this was a total waste of any vacation time. The stores were dollar store quality and a boring waste of time. We went down to Old Town two hours before our dinner reservations to explore the...More

Thank Gjersee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop here for an hour on our way to Sedona. Old town was easy to find and very attractive. Some actors were staging a mock western gun fight which tourists seemed to enjoy. We walked around the streets and admired the old buildings...More

Thank MindVisions
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes you are wary of attraction areas like this that seem like tourist traps. This was not the case with Old Town in Albuquerque. Wonderful, authentic merchants that truly exemplify the best of the market. People are so friendly here. Can't wait to go back....More

Thank redwolf87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Albuquerque Old Town is filled with charming shops and some of the best turquoise in town! There is the most beautiful church located in the middle of the square a must see! Pottery, rugs, jewelry and amazing food! Love Old Town!

Thank cd1272
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Faron C
27 October 2017|
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4-9 depending upon the establishment.
Ken S
16 September 2017|
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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.