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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” (137 reviews)
“street vendors” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old town Albuquerque was okay. It is filled with restaurants and over priced gift shops. It was nice to walk around.

Thank Doreen L
Reviewed yesterday

We took a walking tour of Old Town and were amazed by the huge quantities of Chilies everywhere. The plaza area has a large number of older buildings which now house many artists and souvenir shops. We purchased some souvenirs in Plaza Gifts and we...More

Thank toluce
Reviewed yesterday

My friends who visited Albuquerque said, do not miss Old Town. I took their word for it. It is a delightful place to see, lots of sidewalk vendors showing their work of arts on their jewelry display. You know you're hungry when you smell the...More

Thank lorettaw72
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour stopped here for a bit but you need a couple of hours to see everything. Beautiful little shops and restaurants.

Thank Pennie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Exactly what one would expect from a place called Old Town Albuquerque, restaurants and shops. Very nice jewelry shops and your typical souvenir shop. Easy walking, plenty to see, beautiful Cathedral. Parking was good. Bring your wallet.

Thank 87vette
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there during Balloon Fiesta and there was always excellent entertainment in the (big and beautiful) town square. Great shops (not all just junky souvenir stores), restaurants, museums, etc. Beautiful and authentic old buildings. Safe, clean, quiet.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ended up staying the whole day in Old Town to explore the shops and had lunch and dinner here as well. There were performances in the gazebo which were highly enjoyed. We came back another day for the Albuquerque Museum. At night, it gets...More

Thank travmama
Reviewed 2 days ago

There’s a big difference between visiting during times when the area is jumping and time when it’s not. On Friday afternoon, Old Town and the plaza were lively and fun, but were there on a Friday and a Saturday night when there was nothing scheduled,...More

Thank Kredit
Reviewed 2 days ago

This town exceeded expectations. I was imagining a single street with a couple shops and maybe a restaurant. There were dozens of shops and several restaurants. The architecture was antique and unique, there were fountains. sculptures and statues, murals, and lights. It was a beautiful...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The old town square is pleasant but several shops and eateries had closed. Not sure if business is not doing well?

Thank mary ella G
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Ken S
16 September 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
I would try Chaco.
bella s
10 September 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
It's our best time of year. They usually do stay open later from the middle of sept through the first week of January.
27 July 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
I have no idea.