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Historic Old Town has been the heart of Albuquerque since the city was founded here in 1706. Today, historic Old Town Albuquerque is the city's cultural center, with five museums and more than 100 shops, galleries and restaurants. Old Town was the first neighborhood in 1706, when a group of Spanish families settled here, not far from the Rio Grande. The settlers organized their new town in the traditional Spanish colonial way, with a central plaza anchored by a church. When the original adobe church collapsed after the long, rainy summer of 1792, they rebuilt, and in 1793 San Felipe de Neri church was completed. Today, this adobe church with walls five feet thick is the oldest in Albuquerque and its white towers mark Old Town from a distance. It remains a functioning Catholic church, and as you wander around the neighborhood you may see couples posing for wedding pictures in the Plaza's gazebo. More than 300 years after it was founded, Old Town remains a center for culture, architecture, shopping, art and cuisine.
Old town is such a cute and beautiful location! We bring all visitors from out of town here to stroll around and look at the shops, have a coffee and eat a meal! The Christmas lights are so... Read more
It's a cute historic area. There are around 100 shops/cafes that occupy old adobe houses which is kinda neat. There is also a church in the center. You can pick up a map/brochure within some of... Read more
Come on Town A nationally designated historic site that originated back in 1706, Old Town ABQ is one of the more interesting "Old Towns" that we've visited. With lots of original adobe and... Read more
Old Town Albuquerque
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