Old Town Albuquerque gives you a wonderful insight to the history of the city. Several blocks of historic adobe buildings surround the beautiful plaza where you can sometimes find live entertainment. The San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building in the city, is on one side of the plaza...quite beautiful. There were flowers all around. Saw some of the prettiest roses I've ever seen outside the International Rose Garden in Portland, OR. With a limited amount of time to be in Albuquerque, I went to Old Town the day I arrived...then returned the next two days. You'll find museums, delightful shops with locally made merchandise, typical "made in China" souvenir shops, street vendors and very good restaurants! I bought beautiful jewelry from the street vendors. They have to register and be selected each day before they can set up and sell their merchandise AND they have to make the items themselves. I liked buying for them and being able to see the hands that produced such beautiful work. Most of the shops close at 5-6 pm but restaurants are open later. I was able to find free parking all three days around the plaza.