Albuquerque Old Town

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Albuquerque Old Town
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Experience the beauty and charm of Old Town Albuquerque! Founded in 1706, Old Town centers around the Plaza and San Felipe de Neri Church, built in 1793. Surrounding historic homes and buildings have been renovated into today’s shops, galleries and restaurants. Stroll the Plaza, dine at great restaurants, stay at a bed & breakfast or nearby hotels, take a bicycle or trolley tour, visit museums and shop at retail shops and galleries for handmade gifts. Hidden patios, winding brick paths, gardens and fountains await your discovery. Wrought iron benches and adobe bancos welcome you to relax in the shade or enjoy our wonderful New Mexico sunshine. Savor traditional New Mexican dishes prepared with red and green chile, great steaks, and even classic country French cuisine. Old Town is located south of Interstate 40 (take Rio Grande Blvd. at exit 157 and head south).
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kimmielou
Portland, OR154 contributions
Blocks of Tiny Shops
Oct 2021
I'm not a shopper, so this area seemed closterphic to me. What I DID enjoy was the live music in the gazebo in the afternoons, complete with a large array of free seating. It made for a very pleasant afternoon.
Written October 17, 2021
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Vicki H
Arcanum, OH265 contributions
It is great if you are into artistic stuff.
Oct 2021
We were told we needed to go there - so we did. We are not into the artistic aspects of NM. But we did find a great restaurant.
Written October 14, 2021
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Lisa W
White Lake42 contributions
Good vibes in old town
Oct 2021 • Family
Very cool old town. Took a breaking bad tour that started down town. Went to the rattlesnake museum (as long as you like snakes ) High noon was a great place to stop in for a bite to eat and a cocktail enjoyed the mariachis in the square lots of beautiful jewelry and nice shops
Written October 14, 2021
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Kathy H
3 contributions
Quaint and Quiet
Oct 2021
Old Town was easy to get to and very pleasant to stroll in and along the center square. Loved the shops with a wide variety of unique gifts and souvenirs. My favorite shop was the Plant Store (next to the Breaking Bad store). The owner was a delight to chat with and was extremely knowledgeable about all things plant related. I bought a cactus that the best way to care for is neglect!
Written October 13, 2021
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ935 contributions
Quintessentially New Mexico
Oct 2021
If you been to the center of Santa Fe or like Hispanic cities this is the same where there’s a park at the center of the square. Surrounded by a church, restaurants and shops.
Written October 11, 2021
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Denise P
Florida Keys, FL33 contributions
Interesting history with a relaxing plaza
Oct 2021
We visited on a Thursday from about noon until 3 PM. We took a guided walking tour which was very informative. The walk was relatively level (some dips in the brick sidewalks) and short (about half a mile) with plenty of shade. There were lots of folks in the plaza enjoying the live music. Parking was a bit of an issue; we finally (after driving through 2 other public lots) found a space in a public lot a little off the main path. Finding a parking space took us about 20 minutes. The parking fee was only $5.
Written October 11, 2021
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Sanj2561
North Huntingdon, PA247 contributions
Visit Old Town for the New Mexican atmosphere
Oct 2021
Lots of shops, great architecture, and a lively town square where there was live music, dancing and an impromptu classic car show on a Sunday afternoon.
Written October 9, 2021
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metalking
Stanwood, WA134 contributions
Fun and touristy
Oct 2021
A very interesting trek through tourist shops high and low end. Lots of artist galleries and several restaurants. Placed around and old central town square and church. If you stop for a moment and really look, you can almost take yourself back a hundred years plus and see it as it was then. Lots of ongoing entertainment in the square during pime tourist time including singers, dancers, bands, etc.public bathrooms are located nearby.
Written October 9, 2021
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tcurrin
North Carolina12 contributions
Great Shopping
Oct 2021
Loved shopping in Old Town . . .so much to do ! The plaza was a great place to take a break and watch the shows
Written October 8, 2021
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whistfulgazer
11 contributions
A fun day
Oct 2021
A good deal of history and a tour guide is a great idea to learn the details.That being said it is quite a tourist trap .It is however fun listening to the street musicians and the bands in the plaza but the real fun is the Spanish dancers with their beautiful dresses and intricate foot steps
Written October 7, 2021
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