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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 2 days ago

many many shops, music in the streets, old adobe buildings and lots of antiques on display.... Yes the prices are a little over the top, but sometimes among all the noise and chatter you will find that one thing you just have to have... and...More

Thank must_need_H2O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old Town Albuquerque. Visit the Plaza. Dates to 1600's. Visit the Church on the Plaza. Visit the shops around the Plaza. Visit the shops in Old Town. The streets of Old Town are small. Drive slow. It's best to walk around. There are nooks and...More

Thank MoroPles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My brother lives near here. We came to see the old architecture and did some shopping. Lots of fun. Lots of variety. Something for everyone, even if you just want to window shop.

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 2 days ago

My son and I spent a pleasant morning visiting Old Town. We wandered through book stores, art galleries, and craft stores. We enjoyed conversations with many of the friendly shopkeepers.

Thank J H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quaint little shops, but most are over priced. Listend to music from a group of musicians close to the Square and enjoyed an ice cream cone from around the corner.

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have lived in Albuquerque for most of my life but still find new things to appreciate about Old Town. I love the adobe buildings that were once homes and are now quaint little shops. It seems like something is always happening on the plaza...More

Thank mgmmom03
Reviewed 5 days ago

This historic part of the city is touristy, yes, but it's also historical and authentic. I loved all the courtyards and the shops. Their is so much local and Native American art, it's hard to choose. Their will be vendors under the awning every day....More

Thank 2acorns
Reviewed 5 days ago

You'll see local Native Americans selling jewelry they have made right in the middle of the plaza, also a lot of the stores sell jewelry from different tribes, it's a very beautiful and breath taking visit to Old Town, they have great little shops and...More

Thank Lyndee H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were here but certainly not excited. Limited focus and shops were okay (3 stars). Worth an hour walk around.

Thank efloresNY
Jason P, Owner at Albuquerque Old Town, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The best ones are on visit old Town Albuquerque the website.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful as well as educational. A must visit for anyone. There has been so much of our countries history preserved in such a small area. Everywhere you turn there is that moment were you are transported to another time.

Thank Damionmckidd
Jason P, Owner at Albuquerque Old Town, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Just 2 stars?

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26 July 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
I have no idea.
31 May 2017|
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Response from antchin8888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, was away... Menaul runs parallel to I 40, and about a mile north of Old Towne.
Barbara T
23 April 2017|
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Response from Aileanae B | Reviewed this property |
Yes on leash but they won't be allowed in the stores unless they're service dogs. There are some places you can sit outside to eat in the courtyards off the main square, I don't think they'll be allowed into the church... More