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Ranked #1 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, this important center showcases the history of the Pueblo people... more » Owner description: Owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, this important center showcases the history of the Pueblo people through ancient artifacts, dance demonstrations and art exhibits. « less
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Ranked #2 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Religious Sites
Built in 1706 and rebuilt in 1793, this historic church has been providing services ever since.
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Ranked #3 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #4 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
Owner description: Experience the grace & charm of Old Town Albuquerque! The focal point of community life, founded in 1706, by Governor... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Ranked #5 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites
The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
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Ranked #6 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Educational Sites; Convention Centers
Owner description: With more than 30,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate courses, this is the largest university in the... more » Owner description: With more than 30,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate courses, this is the largest university in the state of New Mexico. « less
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Ranked #7 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #8 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Owner description: The Gutierrez-Hubbell House is a cultural and agricultural learning center developed to document, research and preserve... more » Owner description: The Gutierrez-Hubbell House is a cultural and agricultural learning center developed to document, research and preserve history, maintain open spaces, protect wildlife and teach agricultural heritage. « less
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Ranked #9 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Shops
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Ranked #10 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
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Ranked #11 of 13 Cultural in Albuquerque
Category: Historic Sites
One of the sites near Albuquerque, where the Kokopelli figure may be found.
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