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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” (144 reviews)
“street vendors” (53 reviews)
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A1 404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is Where I go to talk people from out of town for lunch (Church Street Cafe) or at Christmas Time to have hot chocolate and see all the lights and the Christmas store. Worth a stop in.

1  Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Compared to santa fe it's lacking. Too much tourist stuff,but still interesting for an afternoon. We don't shop a lot, but there's not enough unique. Still, its worth a look.

1  Thank jim m
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time I go, I tell myself that I should come more often. The shops, artistry, ice cream, history, restaurants, ice cream, all in walking distance, ice cream, live music, nearby museums, ice cream, ...

Thank SVH2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Old Town is a plaza worth visiting if your from out of state. We have taken many from out of state visitors there to experience the Southwestern atmosphere. Christmas eve is the highlight of the year as an annual event. Check it out on Google...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had time to stroll around Old Town. Lovely old buildings. It was rather quiet when we were there, as I guess we were near season end. However, well worth the wandering around, some very good photo ops. Parking very easy.

Thank badger1_98
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in here on our way to Las Vegas. Had lunch at a charming restaurant "Church Street" and the food was authentic Mexican...an espresso bar and sweets. The parking is almost non-existent unless you get there early. A lot of tiny shops...some with nice...More

Thank lgr4bama
Reviewed 5 days ago

Old Town is all about shopping, and I'd say at least half of that is souvenir shopping. There are also jewelry stores, clothing shops, and places to eat. If that sounds good to you, you'll probably enjoy it. For me it got boring quickly, and...More

Thank BobfromBerkeley
Reviewed 5 days ago

Albuquerque Old Town is everything you expect from a New Mexico town. We were there on a Wednesday afternoon in the off-season, and it was not busy at all. We found parking along the street, but it required parallel parking skills. I'm guessing on the...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the crowds scare you away from the Holiday Stroll in Old Town! We were a bit hesitant to attend this event because we couldn't find a parking space for 20-minutes. Once we began walking toward the plaza we could feel the excitement of...More

Thank pamela2340
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must stop in Albuquerque. My favorite shop was the gift shop at the church. Also, the bead store was really cool. A lot of t-shirts and typical tourist stuff in other shops. All the shopkeepers were very friendly. I hope to go again when...More

Thank Sarah W
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Faron C
27 October 2017|
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Response from Jason P | Property representative |
4-9 depending upon the establishment.
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.