Old Town Albuquerque, NM, 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, the 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.