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Address: Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: +1 505-246-8677
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Experience the grace & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The focal point...

Experience the grace & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The focal point of community life, founded in 1706, by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Old Town follows the traditional Spanish pattern of a central plaza and church surrounded by homes and businesses. Many of the historic homes are still standing and some have been renovated into today’s shops, galleries and restaurants.Stroll the Plaza, dine at our many restaurants, stay at our hotels and B&B’s, visit our museums, take a guided tour or shop at over 150 stores and galleries for unique gifts from the Southwest and around the world.Romantic hidden patios, winding brick paths, gardens and balconies await your discovery. Wrought iron benches and adobe bancos beckon you to stop, relax in the shade,watch the world go by and bask in New Mexico’s wonderful sunshine.Shopping in Old Town is a truly delightful experience. Unique items from around the world, as well as those that are distinctly Southwestern, can be found in more than 150 shops, boutiques, galleries and artist studios.When in New Mexico, eat like New Mexicans! Enjoy the spice & flair of our traditional cuisine. Savor delightful dishes prepared with CHILE. It comes in red or green and is made from recipes that have evolved from the local Native American & Spanish cultures. Enjoy one of the dozen restaurants, cafes & coffee shops featuring everything from the All-American hamburger to fine Continental cuisine.For over three centuries Old Town has been the crossroads of the Southwest. It is a Historical Zone of the City of Albuquerque and home for many families whose ancestors founded the town. Old Town is located just off I-40 (take the Rio Grande Blvd. Exit South) to the entrance at Mountain Road.Old Town. In 1937, Route 66 was changed from its original route to a straightened east-west road along Central Avenue. Route 66 meets the Camino Real (now Rio Grande Blvd.) at Old TownOn the plaza you will find replicas of two cannons which were buried in Old Town by retreating Confederate troops during a Civil War skirmish in Albuquerque (April 8-9, 1862). The original cannons are in the Albuquerque Museum. ENTERTAINMENT - Experience a series of weekly entertainment & cultural presentations that will delight the whole family. The series content and line-ups change from week to week throughout the summer & early fall. Don’t miss the Salsa Fiesta in August or the Holiday Stroll & Luminaria Tours in December.LUMINARIAS (Farolitos) - Thousands of visitors and residents come to Old Town on Christmas Eve and during the Holiday Stroll (first Friday in December) to see the spectacular display of luminarias. Candles are set in a bed of sand inside the bottom of a paper bag. When lit, theycreate a golden glow. Thousands of luminarias line the Church, Plaza, streets and walkways of Old Town!

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Old Town in Albuquerque is a lot of fun for eating and shopping

No trip to Albuquerque is complete without a trip to Old Town. It is so picturesque and a pleasure to be here. There are interesting shops and a few Indians selling their... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No trip to Albuquerque is complete without a trip to Old Town. It is so picturesque and a pleasure to be here. There are interesting shops and a few Indians selling their jewlery. There are some fine restaurants here and a few art galleries. It is a fun outing.

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I visited Old Town and took the daily history tour. It is very interesting. There are a lot really interesting buildings and sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Towne was adorable. Amazingly, lots of shops wasnt open until 10am or later. Quaint, nice area...lots of different shops for variety. I'd like to visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an excellent day in Old Town ABQ. There is something for everyone. Highlights were the Gorman gallery,Home on the Range ( a cute vintage store), and eating at Church Street Cafe.

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Great things to look at, very few to buy unless you were vacationing and just had to take something home. Tourist prices..expensive!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You've seen one, you've seen them all and Albuquerque's old town is no different. Street parking is at premium so plan to park at free structure just outside of old town. The area consists of shop after shop, restaurant after restaurant of similar items and fare. Artisans and locals are set up everywhere in parking lots and on sidewalks with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great new chocolate and coffee shop! Many quaint shops, I even found a great sale. Super variety of art, culture and foods.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved walking around the square and popping in and out of the various shops. There is a beautiful, historic church on one end. The Native Americans have their blankets set up, displaying their various handmade goods. There are benches where you can rest and people watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent visit for those visiting Albuquerque. The resturants are very nice and the shops are unique to the Southwest. There is a delightful hat shop just off the square.

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Old town is what you'd expect, touristy. But it's still a cute area to walk around in for a bit. If you grab a bite to eat here expect prices to be a little higher since it's in a touristy area.

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