Discover Albuquerque ATTRACTIONS: The Duke City
Dynamic intersections between ancient civilizations and a vibrant futureAlbuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, is one of the most culturally diverse and historic cities in North America. Located on the historic crossroads of the Camino Real, the "King's Road," a historic trade route that stretches from South America to northern New Mexico, Albuquerque was founded in 1706 as a Spanish settlement on the banks of the Rio Grande, and named for the Duke of Albuquerque. Many of the original Camino Real buildings and landmarks still stand throughout the area.
Our Albuquerque luxury hotel is walking distance from the emerging Sawmill District and the historic Old Town Plaza, a charming, living reminder of the city’s regal Spanish and Native American heritage and a mecca for those seeking authentic Native American arts, crafts and jewelry. Just a few miles away is downtown, with its blend of historic and modern architecture, bustling nightlife and attractions in Albuquerque. Continue up Central Avenue (old Route 66) toward the University of New Mexico (catch a concert or a flamenco performance) to the boutiques, antique shops and hip, yet historic vibe of east Nob Hill.
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While at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, you are within walking distance of museums, shops, restaurants, bars, galleries and Albuquerque, NM attractions.
To fully enjoy the city, plan your vacation around any or all of Albuquerque’s unique attractions and events, such as Balloon Fiesta, world music extravaganza Globalquerque! at the stunning National Hispanic Cultural Center, or the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow (one of the nation’s largest Native American gatherings). These are but three of a year-round calendar of things to do in Albuquerque.