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Albuquerque Old Town

A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-373-9123
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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” (148 reviews)
“street vendors” (53 reviews)
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A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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"lots of shops"
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"church street cafe"
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"street vendors"
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"art galleries"
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"great shopping"
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"san felipe de neri church"
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"candy lady"
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"rattlesnake museum"
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"local artisans"
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"new mexico"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Old town is best visited by foot. so many shops with local handicrafts and memorabilia. Several shops with Hot Air Balloon memorabilia as well.

Thank Chinthaka J
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

When visiting the OLD TOWN PLAZA be prepared to view some beautiful Silver and Tourquoise Jewelry crafted by local Native American Navaho Indians many in Native attire. This is a must have camera site to visit. During the Christmas Holidays the Plaza is MUST SEE...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The local flavors, sights and sounds are amazing. If you go in the evening a lot of times there are local musicians playing. It is a great place for family, romantic dates, or just to wonder around looking at the history.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went shopping and found some authentic Indian jewelry and you should of beware of imitation jewelry that is not real southwest jewelry, Other than that downtown shopping is a real treat

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The clear bright blue sky was was stunning in this sleepy little hang out. Old Town Albuquerque is a great place to just wander and take in the ambiance. Prices are definitely on the higher end and there's a lot of touristy stuff for sale...More

Thank esthichick
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My cuz and I went here to spend the afternoon. Lots of great shops. There is this little coffee shop there, that has the most delish truffles. Coffee was away over priced. But that's what happens in a place like this. I bet there is...More

Thank Virginia R
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Been here 7 years. We still go frequently. Not only is there plenty of touristy stuff for those sorts. But there are many great restaurants, the walk is lovely, and the atmosphere is spot on New Mexico. There are usually artists and jewelers on the...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Old Albuquerque is slow, quaint and quiet. The weather was absolutely beautiful while we were there it was warm and sunny but not very hot. The sky was bright and so clear it was breathtaking. We're from California and the skies aren't as clear and...More

Thank eCritique
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We always stay in Albuquerque for a few days on our way to Arizona to visit family. Old Town is our favourite place to hang out. Good eats, greats shops, and the Southwest atmosphere abounds in Old Town. During our last trip in December we...More

1  Thank Amelia M
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I rarely eat or buy anything in Old Town due to the prices...and am always outraged to find New Mexico souvenir trinkets (cups, T-shirts, etc) made in China! If they are supposed to represent NM, they should be made here! The people generally are friendly,...More

Thank stinkyfelix
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Hi I didn’t see any but I’m sure there is, maybe have a trawl thru the internet.
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Limited free street parking or $5 a day. If you visit the Albuquerque Museum parking is free. E
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