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Old Town Albuquerque

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Address: Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505 2468677
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Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: Experience the grace & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The focal point of...
Experience the grace & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The focal point of community life, founded in 1706, by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Old Town follows the traditional Spanish pattern of a central plaza and church surrounded by homes and businesses. Many of the historic homes are still standing and some have been renovated into today’s shops, galleries and restaurants.Stroll the Plaza, dine at our many restaurants, stay at our hotels and B&B’s, visit our museums, take a guided tour or shop at over 150 stores and galleries for unique gifts from the Southwest and around the world.Romantic hidden patios, winding brick paths, gardens and balconies await your discovery. Wrought iron benches and adobe bancos beckon you to stop, relax in the shade,watch the world go by and bask in New Mexico’s wonderful sunshine.Shopping in Old Town is a truly delightful experience. Unique items from around the world, as well as those that are distinctly Southwestern, can be found in more than 150 shops, boutiques, galleries and artist studios.When in New Mexico, eat like New Mexicans! Enjoy the spice & flair of our traditional cuisine. Savor delightful dishes prepared with CHILE. It comes in red or green and is made from recipes that have evolved from the local Native American & Spanish cultures. Enjoy one of the dozen restaurants, cafes & coffee shops featuring everything from the All-American hamburger to fine Continental cuisine.For over three centuries Old Town has been the crossroads of the Southwest. It is a Historical Zone of the City of Albuquerque and home for many families whose ancestors founded the town. Old Town is located just off I-40 (take the Rio Grande Blvd. Exit South) to the entrance at Mountain Road.Old Town. In 1937, Route 66 was changed from its original route to a straightened east-west road along Central Avenue. Route 66 meets the Camino Real (now Rio Grande Blvd.) at Old TownOn the plaza you will find replicas of two cannons which were buried in Old Town by retreating Confederate troops during a Civil War skirmish in Albuquerque (April 8-9, 1862). The original cannons are in the Albuquerque Museum. ENTERTAINMENT - Experience a series of weekly entertainment & cultural presentations that will delight the whole family. The series content and line-ups change from week to week throughout the summer & early fall. Don’t miss the Salsa Fiesta in August or the Holiday Stroll & Luminaria Tours in December.LUMINARIAS (Farolitos) - Thousands of visitors and residents come to Old Town on Christmas Eve and during the Holiday Stroll (first Friday in December) to see the spectacular display of luminarias. Candles are set in a bed of sand inside the bottom of a paper bag. When lit, theycreate a golden glow. Thousands of luminarias line the Church, Plaza, streets and walkways of Old Town!
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A Nice Afternoon

There's not a lot to do in Albuquerque, but this is worth at least an afternoon to wander through. Mostly shopping - lot so unique stores.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Riner, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed my visit here. The old buildings were really nice and the shops are like no where else I've seen. The art Museum has some really beautiful pieces. Over all a great experience. If in Albuquerque this is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were so fascinated with Old Town Albuquerque that we visited 3 times during our week long visit to New Mexico. We "discovered" the place when my wife was looking for the "Breaking Bad" candy at The Candy Lady store. there is so much to do in Old Town; visit all of the shops, the 300 year old church, the... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit with plenty of native american crafts. The restaurants are decent and it is a good place to taste wonderful New Mexican Green Chile. It is, however, somewhat touristy and you may not get the prices you could get by going to a wholesaler in Albuquerque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Full of charm, souvenirs, local art, jewelry and more. There was a nice park in the middle of Old Town that had plenty of benches, shade and on the day we were there, a band was playing in the gazebo.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There's not a lot to do in Albuquerque, but this is worth at least an afternoon to wander through. Mostly shopping - lot so unique stores.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice place to spend a lazy afternoon and shop for souvenirs and more! I only wish I could have had more space in my suitcases ;-)

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

During a recent road trip, we decided to check out Old Time Albuquerque. And we were glad we did. What a charming preservation of Albuquerque in its glorious heyday.. Walking down the streets of Old Town Albuquerque, it can help you envision living in the past. Many of the original buildings in this area are nice preserved (some converted to... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

On our way cross country we stopped in Old Town. We were pulling a trailer and found parking available. Great shops restaurants and local vendors. Ate at the Church street Inn. It's on Church St.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Old Town as a break in a long day of travel. It's a nice place to spend a few hours, however, the kids get tired of wandering out of stores that are more geared towards adults than children. The square is beautiful as well as the plaza, but after a couple of hours, there isn't much more... More 

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St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nothing much to see here. Junk shops and a few small galleries. We were hoping for more historic buildings to view. It just didn't amount to much. The highlight was talking with Tom, a WWII vet at the visitors center. What a great guy. Not really worth the time to visit.

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Address: Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505 2468677
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque

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