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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” (143 reviews)
“street vendors” (52 reviews)
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A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must come and visit when you come to Albuquerque! Lots of shops and places to eat. Make sure you wear your walking shoes!

Thank Millie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure and visit the old church and it's gift shop. Such a beautiful church. So much history. All of the boutiques are fun. Could have spent all day there.

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great little shops in the village. Found some Christmas gifts to bring home. Just needed more time as we didn't get to see the entire area. Must return. It was during balloon festival but the shops were not too crowded. Beautiful crafts and some different...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rows of old adobe buildings housing shops, cafés, restaurants for the tourists. Worth spending an hour or so, but not everything on offer is locally producef.

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Albuquerque Old Town was a slight disappointment as there is just not very much to see or do, just a few shops and restaurants. It's fine for a short visit of a day or less but that's definitely all the time you need.

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an hour to kill, so we decided to check out Old Town. No free city parking on Saturday mornings. Pleasant strolling around and looking in shops. SW-themed stuff isn't my deal, so nothing is really buy. Also, it was before 1100, so not everything...More

Thank Joshb2j
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old town offers lots of culture, shopping, food, & entertainment. There are many shops to browse. It’s a bit of a tourist trap, but I would recommend going anyway. The people are friendly, the merchandise interesting. I enjoyed the artisan shops with photos, glassware, jewelry,...More

Thank JohAnna C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty of free albeit limited parking. Personally found ABQ Old Town more authentic, relaxed and enjoyable than Old Town Santa Fe. Not so touristy/price gouging. shops, resturants, galleries and a central park.

Thank trra
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here before but always enjoy returning. Interesting shops and lovely church. Good atmosphere and a few good restaurants.

Thank Nancy854
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to hang out, have lunch and shop ...my father grew up down here so I’m very attached to it ...as we were down here all the time growing up . The church is so beautiful, very peaceful. It’s just nice...More

Thank Atrisco
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Faron C
27 October 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
4-9 depending upon the establishment.
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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It's our best time of year. They usually do stay open later from the middle of sept through the first week of January.