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Albuquerque Old Town

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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  • Average15%
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Albuquerque, NM 87104
+1 505-373-9123

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Reviewed yesterday

I grew up in Albuquerque, so I will admit to being a little biased. But Old Town is unique, and a great place to visit. You can walk around, visit any of the myriad shop, or stop by someone sitting on a blanket, selling homemade...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Needs more parking but really nice to see the history and the stores, it would be nice if there were more signs or directions

Thank hbh1559
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was in Old Town on a Wednesday afternoon/evening, and I was surprised at how quiet it was - only a few native jewelry vendors, and a lot of the trinket/knicknack stores were closed (and others followed by 5 PM). I guess it's really a...More

Thank Jeffrey R
Jason P, Owner at Albuquerque Old Town, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

That is the absolute slowest time of the week. Or a Tuesday at 5. Check out visitoldtownalbuquerque.com for the better stores. Many have websites and some do free shipping like DEJAVUREFINERY.com

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of shops and galleries, great place to pick up some authentic native American art or crafts, souvenirs, etc.

Thank redpups
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to see all kinds of art and food and shopping experiences. It was a wonderful way to spend a day.

Thank lheilman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I did't read up on Old Town Albuquerque. It sounded to me like it would be a recreation or restoration of the old town. Instead, it was nothing more than one giant gift shopping center. Jewelry, tee shirts, souvenirs in every single store. It was...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having friends in for a visit, old town jewelry shopping is always fun. The low rating is for the non-user friendly parking issues. We tried the expensive city lots ($8) or by the hour but could not operate any of the self pay stations. Found...More

1  Thank Mary W
Jason P, Owner at Albuquerque Old Town, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Abundant free parking is on the right from the Candy Lady on San Felipe St.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'll town Albuquerque is such a beautiful old historic place if you're ever through New Mexico you must stop and see the beautiful native artistry of 1800 model historic landmark building it is such a beautiful sight to see for such a big city so...More

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a fantastic event touring Old Town. Our only problem is that it was about 106 that day so we did not get to see everything but will plan to see more on our next trip and pick a cooler da.

Thank Kit M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Old Town gives visitors a feel old New Mexico while offer up some nice art and jewelry galleries. Still not like asimpressive as the Santa Fe Square. Old Town offer a few nice restaurants especially for locals that include Antiquity, Church Street.

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May 31, 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
April 23, 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
February 9, 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