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“Interesting stroll”

Albuquerque Old Town
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$15.00*
and up
Albuquerque Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #11 of 226 things to do in Albuquerque
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is a picturesque place to be. You can stroll along, going into the various shops, stop to shop, get something to drink & find a place to sit & watch people walk by.

Thank genojudo
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"church street cafe"
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great restaurants , cute place to shop and hang out. Lots of interesting shops in square. Good parking and easy to access

Thank Sheena B
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Worth visiting and a beautiful church.
Lots of shops but they sell all the same stuff
Good restaurants in hide away.
Pretty atmosphere

Thank rudie_11
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Charming and easy to walk around. I loved the Indian market with beautiful handmade Native American arts and crafts to buy many very affordable.

Thank theresamk
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Old Town Albuquerque seems more "old town" than Santa Fe does. There are lots of shops, of course, but not nearly as intensely commercial as Santa Fe. The plaza is quite nice with a delightful old mission church. The Old Town area is easy to walk around in an afternoon unless you like to stop and do a lot of shopping.

Thank rocTheWest
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