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Albuquerque Old Town
Albuquerque Old Town

Albuquerque Old Town

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
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303 Romero st NW Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 221-6490
http://www.albuquerqueoldtown.com/
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Old Town, a historic part of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is celebrating more than 300 years of existence. It was founded by the Spanish in 1706. The classic homes, shops and churches now make up ... Read more
restaurants, modern shops and historic landmark churches. No matter what time of year you visit, you can find fantastic special events, including the Founder's Day Fiesta held each April. Tours by trolley, pedi-cab and Segway are available, but the most popular tours are the romantic guided tours of old town and the nightly Ghost Tours featuring "dead entertainment," a comically frightening way to learn about Albuquerque.

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Burns, Kansas

Old Town is a neat place but more of a tourist trap destination than I like. It has some history, shopping and good food but there is much better elsewhere in Albuquerque.

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Historic Old Town, picturesque Plaza, Indian Vendors, shops, shops, shops, restaurants, museums, all within walking distance from Casa Pearla. Straight up touristy to fine collectibles, quick grub to elegant dining,soak in the culture and leave gobsmacked!

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Old Town Plaza has free music performances on weekend afternoons. It is very touristy, and worth a walk. Much of the architecture is quite old. Lots of restaurants and shops.

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Mountain View, California, USA

Old Town is a very vibrant shopping district that is targeted to tourists. There are lots of ticky tacky souvenirs shops but if you get off the main square and explore the warrens of old adobe homes that have been converted, you’ll find some really unique shops and galleries selling jewelry, decor, art, and crafts with a local flavor. Fun place to browse for the whole family.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

Exploring all the little shops was so much fun, even for littles! The history in that place is just everywhere, and the locals are very nice.

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Great for walking around, eating and shopping. Beautiful art and jewelry sold by local native americans. The Rattlesnake Museum is a great feature and don't forget about the Breaking Bad tour that starts from this location.

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Rio Rancho

Expensive great for out of towners... Fun around the holidays. Candy shops are great.. snake museum is pretty cool to check out.

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Burns, Kansas

you might lose yourself for the day? depending on the day and the weather, you will find music in tucked away court yards, the performances of the central plaza in the gazebo, and all other sorts of cafe's, dining, patio's and specialty shops!!

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

This is a several block large shopping district in Albuquerque, where you will be able to find a number of souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, food, candy, as well as restaurants. We spent a couple of hours here exploring several of the different stores, and spending more than I thought we would. If you don't want to pay to park in the lots, you should be able to find some street parking, it just means walking an extra block or two.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Property is just four miles from Albuquerque Old Town with one of the oldest adobe churches in New Mexico as well as a delightful plaza with vendors, restaurants and shops to delight everyone.

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This Old Town is real. It is a constant hub of activity in the region with celebrations and fiestas year round. Tucked down small lanes in alleys you will find reminders that actual residents still live there. Old Town Plaza is surrounded by a beautifully restored church: San Felipe de Neri, and the town that spirals out of the plaza is also filled with intersting shops and restaurant. Old men still pay dominoes in the plaza and Christmas Eve is a hugely poplular bustle of activity when locals and tourists sqeeze into the neighborhood to witness the Luminaria Festival and Posada which centers around the church. Many other festivals take place here year round.

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Visit the heart of the Old West among the original buildings and churches the Western settlers created. Buy direct from Native Tribes selling their handmade items to adorn yourself and your home with memories of your visit.

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Only about 10 or so blocks away..has a great plaza, shops, galleries and restaurants. My favorite is Church St. Cafe..fittinglyjust behind the old Church.

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

Old Town Albuquerque was the original area of Albuquerque. It is now bunch of tourist shops mixed in a little of historical sites of Albuquerque. Disability parking is provided. Disability access is limited but great improvements have been made as to raise the sidewalks to access some of the stores. You will need about 2 to 4 hours to visit and shop.

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Don't miss Old Town. See San Felipe de Neri church and the plaza, and pick up some authentic New Mexican jewelry and home decor items. (Artists almost always on hand!) Eat at Church Street Cafe or High Noon. Grab a sweet treat at Candy Lady. It's my favorite place to go Christmas shopping, and I'm a local.

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Phoenix

Probably the most pleasant way to pass time in Albuquerque. Once you've seen a few shops they start to all look the same though.

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Miami, Florida

Quiet, calm, historical!
You should come to visit, to shop at the small stores, learn about the past or just relax at the central green plaza!

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico

The most culture you can possibly suck up in an hour. Get a real agave tequila margarita at the High Noon Saloon, take a Ghost tour at night, eat some tamales at the Church street cafe, get some corny souvineers, watch some Flamenco dancing in the gazebo, and pay your respects at the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadelupe, all in the 100 plus year old historic scenic adobe Old Town plaza

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You can get to Old Town, which is in San Diego, by taking the Coaster Train from San Marcos. This uniquely California town offers visitors a chance to step back in time to the nineteenth century. Old Town is a cultural and historic area which has become a virtual mecca for shopping and fine dining.

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Discover the heritage of San Diego at Old Town. Stroll the streets with an ice cream, or stop into one of the many shops and restaurants and get a feel for the history of San Diego.

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