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Albuquerque Old Town

A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-373-9123
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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” (153 reviews)
“street vendors” (53 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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"lots of shops"
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"church street cafe"
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"street vendors"
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"art galleries"
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"great shopping"
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"san felipe de neri church"
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"candy lady"
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"rattlesnake museum"
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"local artisans"
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"native americans"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old Town was a fun place to spend some time. Eating, shopping, people watching. It’s all good here. You can spend a few minutes or a few hours.

Thank BidwellRunner
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very interesting place with lots of little quaint shops. It is a great place for Art and if you are a jewelry lover.

Thank poorupkeep
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn’t spend a lot of time here because we were sight-seeing and just wasting time waiting on a hotel room to be ready. I would have liked to explore the shops and boutiques. The church was gorgeous!

Thank Rhonda G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Several good restaurants and many good shops ranging from kitschy junk to excellent and expensive crafts. Got to visit Old Town if you are in Albuquerque. Very pretty during Christmas season.

Thank Ray R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the old church.love all the little shops especially the candle shop. People are very friendly.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed old town, 1st they are not robbing u for a place to park was only $5.00 and no time limit. then it was small private boutiques , stores and restaurants.

Thank jane w
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Compact area fits a lot in. This is a fun late morning activity. Check the website for the hours the stores are open. If you are a slow shopper, then you may want to go in the evening where the hours are longer. We did...More

Thank TBAMS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Old Town was a ghost town on the 4th of July, the next morning it started to get busy the next day with vendors laying out their wares and the shops all opening up. I purchased a nice set of earrings at one shop...More

Thank jdorefgt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A sight reminiscent of older times. Stores surrounding a square. Beautiful to see and the shops where varied and amazing. Worth the time to stop and see.

Thank REZ1059
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will enjoy strolling on the Plazas of Old Town, Alubuquerque.There are varied shops. All the Shop Owners are friendly and the wares are unique. The Shops and Buildings maintain their History and Culture.You can get various Native Jewellery here.. A Nice way to spend...More

Thank KRAMA200
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Janet W
14 June 2018|
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Response from C W | Reviewed this property |
It has 2hours free parking spots around the old town plaza. There are also 5 dollars private parking lots available.
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Carol L
15 March 2018|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
Plenty
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Laurel S
19 February 2018|
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Response from Michaela H | Reviewed this property |
Most sidewalks have ramps at the crosswalks. However, the large old trees along some streets have buckled sidewalks in places. The central plaza is very accessible as are the shops around the plaza.
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