Historic Old Town

Historic Old Town

Heart of Albuquerque

The gateway to Albuquerque’s historic past, Old Town is where Alburquerque (the extra “r” was later dropped), New Mexico was founded by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez in 1706. It was constructed around a central plaza, in keeping with the architectural traditions of Old Spain. Today, the historic Old Town district stretches for 10 scen...

Heart of Albuquerque

The gateway to Albuquerque’s historic past, Old Town is where Alburquerque (the extra “r” was later dropped), New Mexico was founded by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez in 1706. It was constructed around a central plaza, in keeping with the architectural traditions of Old Spain. Today, the historic Old Town district stretches for 10 scenic blocks of brick walkways, porticos, cloistered courtyards and a central gazebo standing in that very same plaza. Old Town offers an authentic, Southwestern experience, combining old world pride, heritage and landmark architecture with unique art galleries, traditional and modern art, history, science and natural history museums, handmade crafts, specialty foods and other unique shopping opportunities, including fine boutiques and charming dining locations.
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Historic Old Town

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In Old Town Plaza, you will find buildings that have survived since the Spanish Colonial era. Among these structures, you will find the revered San Felipe de Neri Church, built in the year 1793.

To learn more about this cherished Albuquerque district take a guided walking tour of Old Town and discover more about its fascinating history,...

discover old town

In Old Town Plaza, you will find buildings that have survived since the Spanish Colonial era. Among these structures, you will find the revered San Felipe de Neri Church, built in the year 1793.

To learn more about this cherished Albuquerque district take a guided walking tour of Old Town and discover more about its fascinating history, landmarks, shopping, dining and events. For more information about what to do in Albuquerque, please visit: albuquerqueoldtown.com.

Old Town is also home to amazing museums including the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Explora Science Center, the Turquoise Museum and others. 

Heritage Hotels & Resorts guests of Hotel Chaco and Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town enjoy complimentary walking tours of historic Old Town offered seasonally on Saturdays. Learn more.

ABQ Trolley Company tours also depart seasonlly from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town.
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Historic Old Town

Old Town Shopping

In historic Old Town, you'll find an array of authentic Southwestern crafts, one-of-a-kind art objects, museum-quality Native American pottery, textiles, traditional turquoise jewelry and whimsical gifts and crafts. You’ll also find Mexican Folk art including traditional papel picado and whimsical piñatas alongside New Mexican relig...

Old Town Shopping

In historic Old Town, you'll find an array of authentic Southwestern crafts, one-of-a-kind art objects, museum-quality Native American pottery, textiles, traditional turquoise jewelry and whimsical gifts and crafts. You’ll also find Mexican Folk art including traditional papel picado and whimsical piñatas alongside New Mexican religious art, decorative tin work, contemporary art and souvenir t-shirts. For more information on shopping destinations, hip and eclectic boutiques, fine art galleries and fine jewelry, please visit albuquerqueoldtown.com.
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