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, 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 albuquerqueoldtown.com.
The city’s cultural heart
Guests of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town enjoy complimentary walking tours of historic Old Town offered seasonally on Saturdays. Learn more.
Old Town Albuquerque ShoppingShopping 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 albuquerqueoldtown.com.
Guests at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town get an exclusive 15% off coupon card to use for shopping. Learn more.
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.