Albuquerque Old Town, Albuquerque

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Take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, the city's historical district, which dates back to the Spanish founding of Albuquerque in 1706. The plaza is the focal point and the location of the San Felipe de Neri Church, built in 1793. Pop into one of the shops selling traditional Southwest crafts, art, and other items. You can treat yourself to ice cream on a shaded, wrought-iron bench or dive into the area's famed Mexican cuisine for something more substantial. To learn more about the rich history of the area, take a guided walking tour. See Albuquerque Old Town and all Albuquerque has to offer by arranging your trip with our Albuquerque travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This historic part of the city is touristy, yes, but it's also historical and authentic. I loved all the courtyards and the shops. Their is so much local and Native American art, it's hard to choose. ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You'll see local Native Americans selling jewelry they have made right in the middle of the plaza, also a lot of the stores sell jewelry from different tribes, it's a very beautiful and breath taking ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We were here but certainly not excited. Limited focus and shops were okay (3 stars). Worth an hour walk around.  more »

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