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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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A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

purchased local artist pottery, manager and staff were very helpful and knowledgeable ,pointing out differences and quality of various items,. Good selection of crafts and jewelry

Thank edl0b
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Beautiful and quaint courtyards to wander through with many many shops. Native Americans selling jewelry and local artist selling their works. Easy strolling for a few hours.

Thank aVVanderlust
Reviewed May 29, 2016

To be honest there is really not that much to see nor do IN Albuquerque itself-- BUT if you are there I would definitely find a little time to wonder around the Old Town and Square--lots of cute shops; even recommend visiting the Snake Museum!...More

Thank Atl404
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Old Town is primarily oriented for tourists. Lots of opportunities to buy New Mexican souvenirs. But if you are in town for a while it is certainly worth a visit.

Thank Nelson T
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We went right after an early dinner on a Friday. Most stores close at 5 or 6. Some street trash hanging around already. Music in the square was like karoke but drew a crowd. Really doesn't have the lure it used to years ago. I...More

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Overall it was a pleasant visit to Old Town Plaza but a lot of the old charm was gone. Most of the stores were tourist traps with a lot of Mexican import. Those with Native American items had marked them up triple other locations and...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

There are tons of stores to shop in! They all have different prices so id definitely shop around before you buy something! It can definitely keep you entertained for a while though!

Thank Kyra404
Reviewed May 26, 2016

....for the balloon fiesta, you might as well go to Old Town ABQ for a little shopping and frozen yogurt. You might even come across some live outdoor musicians~

Thank Mona P
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Old Town is a 'must visit' in Alberquerque! Full of great little restaurants, art galleries, lots of jewelry stores (prices are NOT fixed...bargain!...50% off the listed price isn't unusual!). Drop into the Candy Lady @ 424 San Filipe NW inside Old Town,they made the 'rock...More

Thank brian836
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

It has become a tradition for me to stop and enjoy the shopping walk through the old town of Albuquerque. Love the church in the town square, the Candy shop where they serve wonderful ice cream and browsing for that special memento or gift for...More

Thank Vera B
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I would try Chaco.
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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.
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