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Old Town District Albuquerque

Old Town District Albuquerque, New Mexico

Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico was founded by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez in 1706 and was constructed around a central plaza. Old Town's oldest surviving buildings are located along the Plaza. Built in 1793, San Felipe de Neri Church sits along on the Plaza's north side. Today, Albuquerque, New Mexico's historic Old Town district stretches for about 10 picturesque blocks and offers an authentic experience of southwest heritage and landmark architecture intertwined with museums, distinctive galleries devoted to art and handmade crafts, unique shopping boutiques and charming dining spots. A great way to learn more about this noted district is a guided walking tour of Old Town, which is offered by The Albuquerque Museum. To learn more about the fascinating history, landmark buildings, shopping, dining and exciting events in Old Town Albuquerque, visit

Lodging at Hotel Albuquerque-

After a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing along the charm-filled streets of Old Town Albuquerque, return home to the many comforts of the Hotel Albuquerque. An historic hotel featuring contemporary comforts, our Albuquerque, NM hotel offers a distinctive southwest cultural experience and a host of fine amenities, including a sparkling oversized outdoor pool & relaxing Jacuzzi, two on-site restaurants and bars, luxurious in-room massage services, elegant meeting & banquet rooms, plus a romantic wedding chapel and surrounding gardens.
Old Town Albuquerque Shopping

Shopping in Old Town -

Shopping the historic streets of Old Town Albuquerque is a not-to-be-missed experience. Whether you're in the mood to shop till you drop or just doing a little window shopping, you'll find a dazzling selection of authentic Southwestern handmade goods and crafts, plus unique souvenirs and art objects, including Native American pottery & textiles, piñatas, traditional turquoise jewelry, one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes, Mexican Folk art, New Mexican religious art, metal arts, t-shirts. To learn more about the many exciting shopping destinations, unique boutiques, art galleries and authentic Native American shops, visit

Dining in Old Town -

The Old Town Albuquerque dining scene is home to many delights. From chocolate fudge and old-fashioned soda fountain drinks at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to hamburgers and chili at Church Street Cafe, you'll find there's something delicious on nearly every corner of Albuquerque's Old Town. Just be sure to save some room to try the authentic southwest cuisine in New Mexico while you're in town. To learn more about the selection of restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque, visit
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