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Albuquerque Old Town

A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, 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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“lots of shops” (144 reviews)
“street vendors” (53 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some native American Indians selling trinkets on the sidewalk and we were told their wares are authentic and they are allowed to sell only what they themselves made.

Thank Bing M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this little town. Great shops. Good places to eat. Great atmosphere. Within easy walking distance to our hotel

Thank Crete2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a nice sunny afternoon in Old Town. Walking in and out of quaint little shops offering a diverse selection of items. Spent some relaxation time in the plaza people watching. Had a nice meal of two street tacos in a Side Street Cafe. Native...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to get good parking. Walked around and visited the shops and sites. Beautiful area old Adobe buildings local art and jewelry.

Thank Nathan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed Old Town with it's little streets that feel like you're living in another time. Loved the restaurants and shops too. Be sure to take a tour too.

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed waling around and shopping. Unique native vendors with their specific wares. Turquoise from specific mines in south US. Very pleasant people.

Thank arlie2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a full day activity. Quaint village within a large city. Worth the stop in this art rich location. Took two days to see all we saw and still didn't see it all. Many shops, Native American pop ups and various restaurants in one...More

Thank Neomi R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around the plaza, checking out the gift shops, visited the church, ate at different restaurants, and visited the rattlesnake museum (great for our seven year old grandson). It was a beautiful day and the fall colors were still in their glory.

Thank ada11s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never tire of Old Town Albuquerque... I especially love it in the colder months when the smell of piñon wood from the fireplaces is in the air. Old Town is great for a quick visit, or many hours of exploring. Today I visited during...More

Thank TVenturi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many local shops—from New Mexico centric with trinkets to artisan and coffee shops to boutiques. Don’t miss Wild Moon Boutique with clothing and accessories from 16 different countries, including Central and South American as well as Native American. Dragonfly is another interesting clothing boutique. The...More

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Faron C
October 27, 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
4-9 depending upon the establishment.
Ken S
September 15, 2017|
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I would try Chaco.
bella s
September 9, 2017|
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It's our best time of year. They usually do stay open later from the middle of sept through the first week of January.