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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” (137 reviews)
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A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate Frito pie and frozen yogurt at Yay Yogurt. They were both out of this world. We recommend giving them a try. The buildings and gift shops were great.

Thank cgranger57
Reviewed yesterday

The Old Town of Albuquerque is easier to find and enjoy than park but well worth the effort. Shopping is easy and the eatery's are good. We chose the Back Street Grill just east a half block along a walkway off the main church NE...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed yesterday

Old Town has lots of shops and there is always something going on on the square. There's a large variety of shops to choose from.

Thank 495tech
Reviewed yesterday

old town has great shopping good food & beautiful old buildings! a must see destination! get there early!!! it gets very crowded on the weekends

Thank Tim F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun place to walk around and shop. There are a lot of different types of shops and restaurants. Some stores even let you negotiate on the price a bit.

Thank tlsadler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a wonderful place to shop. There are many great shops with a wide variety of items. There is a public parking lot with reasonable rates. The historic area was fun to walk around in and so pleasant we visited twice.

Thank 65,18,43,10,43,321
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little town to walk around and enjoy.....All the shops and resturant s......It’s Just off of I-25 to exit 226-b on to 40 west to rio grande......Straight ahead to old town......Went on a Sunday I heard that’s where some goes to the church there.....A little...More

Thank thefabfour2015
Reviewed yesterday

Always fun to visit Old Town and browse the shops, take in the history and enjoy a meal. Lovely old architure and the mission church is lovely, as well as having a very nice gift shop.

Thank Xicogrl
Reviewed yesterday

Went to Old Town during the Hot Air Balloon Festival so there was a large crow visiting the area. Drove around for about 10 minutes, but was able to find public parking. There were so many interesting gift and craft shops ane great places to...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Albuquerque Old Town Plaza takes you back to the historical times of Albuquerque. It is well traveled area by tourist. Several merchants with the typical tourist type of souvenirs for sale. Using the old adobe structures as their store front. Our Sunday morning visit...More

Thank Reeze F
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Ken S
16 September 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
I would try Chaco.
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.
27 July 2017|
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I have no idea.