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Old Town Albuquerque, Albuquerque

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Take a stroll through Old Town Albuquerque, 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 Old Town Albuquerque and all Albuquerque has to offer by arranging your trip with our Albuquerque travel itinerary maker.
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Albuquerque boasts over 16,000 hotel rooms, offering a good blend of economical lodgings for those on a budget and luxurious accommodations for visitors eager to indulge themselves while on holiday . You can find many of Albuquerque's finest and priciest hotels on the northeastern side of the city, in the so-called
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  • Old Town Albuquerque is mainly for shopping. There are numerous stores selling Native American jewelry and crafts. There are also several restaurants. It is probably a must see for tourists but for me...  more »
  • The city provides music every weekend. The tour of the Old Town haunts is great. The oldest church in ABQ is beautiful.  more »
  • As locals, we sometimes forget to enjoy what others come for once in their life! We were thoroughly charmed by the band, slightly off-key taps, and, as always, the Indian jewelry under the east portic...  more »
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  • This is my most favorite place in Albuquerque. Been there many times. Shops are fun, food is so good around there. Weather has been perfect every time I've ever gone there. Atomic museum is close and Very cool place to check out. Love the old west charm and history that just floats around there.
  • Just gorgeous!! I felt like I was in Mexico! The Church of San Felipe was founded in 1706, as well as most of Old Town Albuquerque! Take a couple of hours, relax and enjoy walking around Old Town: it's just beautiful! Both days we visited, there was live music in the main square. Don't leave ABQ without visiting Old Town! You don't want to miss it!
  • There are so many cute shops, my favorite gallery, Santisima and often, live music. You will see classic cars regularly. Go here and you will be glad you did.
  • Loved the little shops. Good place to visit for memorabilia. Must stop at the tea shop. Great tea and honey. Also must stop at the olive store. It's olive oil and vinegars. We just cooked with our garlic olive oil and will be ordering again online once we have used it all.
  • Historic area with beautiful church and park/square. Lots of varied shops throughout the area. Street parking was OK at this time but could be difficult in high traffic times/seasons. I spent an enjoyable few hours here browsing, shopping and eating. All were good. It is touristy but good.