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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

We especially like seeing the vendors' wares and talking to them. This is THE place to buy authentic jewelry! The plaza usually has some sort of music. Some of the shops are worth going into, but you have to watch out for junky souveniers in...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived for one day during an annual salsa festival and it was crowded,but just added to the fun. Beautiful church ,sorry can't remember the name, but be sure and go in side. Please remember this is a church not a museum and services maybe...More

Thank Dianna A
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a couple of afternoons hanging around Old Town - a really good mix of shops from tripper-trash to really very high quality stuff. I love the New Mexico architecture and Old Town shows it off well. Cheap parking and street parking available. Can't wait...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome shops, eating venues, and lovely shop proprietors. Spent an entire afternoon in Old Town, and returned a few days later to make sure I didn't miss anything.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friends from Cadiz Spain were excited to visit "Old Town" and were not disappointed! Spent several hours and took many photos! Our guests were surprised to see automobiles allowed so close to Plaza! Shared that this would not be allowed "at home"!

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely area with great mission architecture and provides a flavor for the origins of Albuquerque. Some of the shops are quite touristy but there are some good shops for jewelry and native american art. Several good new mexican restaurants.

Thank SBHTravels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting wandering around this original centre of Albuquerque Most of the stores sell similar items but there are some excellent artwork stores. Eating outlets were not numerous but it is worth a visit

Thank Shane n
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found Old Town to be a little quiet and sleepy on a Monday Morning in mid-September....... Some shops were not open even though the door signs indicated they would be... some shops just closed up. Lots of gift shops and trinkets, but not a...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In addition to the many shops and museums within a very inviting area, we were able to meet one of the few surviving original code talkers who we understand comes often to the area to sign books and share stories. A short walk from our...More

Thank Yokelso
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice area to visit and look around the various stores. There are a lot of them, so save some time to look

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Ken S
15 September 2017|
Response from E997IOdannyc | Reviewed this property |
Best Western Rio Grande Inn. About 1/2 mile away.
bella s
9 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.
26 July 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
I have no idea.