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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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Albuquerque, NM 87104

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Favorite stop was the church at town center. Lovely shops with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Prices more competitive than Santa Fe.

1  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We spent a morning walking through Old Town since we were staying near by. It is primarily t-shirt shops and art galleries but we did happen upon the Albuquerque Museum which was an unanticipated pleasure. Teen did buy a Mexican sweater in a shop which...More

Thank TravelswithmyTeen
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A great church to look inside of, and lots of interesting shops. The prices are a bit jacked up, but the quality of everything you buy makes up for it. And everything is very interesting to look at, if you are into south western things...More

Thank Nandini D
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Walked in this historic city and was pleasantly surprised at the old town feeling. Nice atmosphere and great place to shop.

Thank jc2013503
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very good place to take your family to burn time there's a lot of restaurants around the area would visit again

Thank Noemi B
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Parking is the only challenge at this great place to visit for out of town visitors or local residents. We live here and go here for shopping, restaurants and frequent cultural events . Additionally there are at least 3 museums within easy walking distance (1/2...More

Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We did not know what to expect when we went to Old Town, but we ended up spending the entire day there just shopping. I bought a handmaid wallet, a leather notebook, and some clothing. My wife bought a western hat and some clothing. And...More

1  Thank TennTom4
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you like Santa Fe then Old Town is "for you". Great shops, unique products, friendly vendors, and always a hit with tourists. A must do in Albuquerque!!

Thank James N
Reviewed 23 August 2016

they don't have AC and it was so very hot. Very quiet during the week in the middle of the day. A few places not open. Worth a nice stroll or a bite to eat.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Neat and clean district, antiques and odd off the wall shopping. Breaking Bad fan? You'll recognize some of this area from the scenes.

Thank Andy S
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1 June 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
Sheila B
10 February 2017|
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Response from Adoloh52 | Reviewed this property |
If your question was from the Old Town area and you want to drive direct, go south on BROADWAY (hwy 47) and that's the road that will eventually take you to Ysleta, right by IH25