San Felipe de Neri Church Built in 1793

Old Town District Albuquerque, New Mexico
The city’s cultural heart

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, 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. To learn more about the fascinating history, landmark buildings, shopping, dining and exciting events, visit

Guests of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town enjoy complimentary walking tours of historic Old Town offered seasonally on Saturdays. Learn more.

Buy direct from Native American artists Historic Old Town Shopping

Old Town Albuquerque Shopping

Shopping the historic streets of Old Town Albuquerque is a not-to-be-missed experience. Whether you're needing some retail therapy 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 and textiles, traditional turquoise jewelry, one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes, Mexican Folk art and piñatas, New Mexican religious art, metal arts, contemporary arts and t-shirts. To learn more about the many exciting shopping destinations, unique boutiques, art galleries and authentic Native American shops, visit

Guests at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town get an exclusive 15% off coupon card to use for shopping. Learn more.
Garduño's Restaurant at Old Town

Old Town Albuquerque Dining & Nightlife

The Old Town Albuquerque dining scene is host to many delights. From chocolate fudge and old-fashioned soda fountain drinks to hamburgers and chile through continental as well as authentic Southwest cuisine, Old Town offers something for everyone. Don't forget about our amazing Garduño's at Old Town restaurant with a gorgeous outdoor patio and indoor dining room and bar located right in the hotel.

When it comes to nightlife and clubs in Old Town, look no farther than QBar and Casa Esencia, which are located at the hotel and are the hottest clubs in the state.