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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 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 yesterday via mobile

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

Thank cop1007
Reviewed yesterday

Was very disappointed, seemed dirty and touristy. Went to Santa Fe and it was a totally different (and better) experience.

Thank sgbaumann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely area to wander with lots of tourist shops, art collectives and eating places. Concerts in Old Town Plaza at night and musicians playing around town add to the very relaxed and festive atmosphere.

Thank Webtrader1777
Reviewed 4 days ago

The first day we visited they were having a salsa festival. It was fun to listened to the band and watch the people dancing. We visited several of the shops. Several of the Native Americans in the area were selling the beautiful hand crafted jewelry....More

Thank linadvil
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A gentle stroll on a weekend is a great idea. There is a park like square in the center which is surrounded by some old well preserved buildings. Families stroll around . A local group sings in the park to the accompaniment of guitar music....More

Thank TejiSandhu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little shopping and eating area is sweet! Good for some pics and great for some souvenirs. Super excellent spot to sightsee a little!

Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The plaza is historic and the church worth a visit. For browsers and shoppers, stores range from quality galleries and crafts to souvenir shops. It's best to go down the streets and side alleys off the plaza where the more interesting shops are found, like...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews,this is the spot to come to get cheap authentic souvenirs,dont buy else where cuz its a rip off,the culture and lay out is amazing,a true step back in time,a great way to spend the day,and a load of money..food on...More

Thank Veronika S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love to stroll in old town and walk in the boutique shops... I feel like I'm on a mini vacation without having to travel outside of the city whete I live in... I used to travel on a motorhome for ten years ...so it's...More

Thank Michelle M
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Ken S
16 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.
27 July 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
I have no idea.