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» Albuquerque, Old Town History

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A definite attraction of Albuquerque is the part of the city called Old Town. In these quarters you get to experience the charm of the Native American while taking in the history of the place. The Old Town can be visited any time of the year but for all of the family to enjoy it is to recommend going in the spring or fall time when the weather is optimal for outdoor activities.

Old Town

Old Town dates back to the late 1700’s when the plaza in its center was established. Back then this part of town was the place for shopping and political activities. A hundred years later, when the railroad was drawn over a mile away from the plaza, the business moved away from the area to be close the trains. The area was revived in the 1930’ies when it was turned into a place for tourism.
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Shopping in Old Town Albuquerque

There are plenty of little shops surrounding the plaza and on the little streets around it. The walkways are made out of cobblestone and it isn’t always obvious where there will be a little courtyard with shops and galleries. This gives a very special touch to shopping in Old Town and it is just as fun to stroll and window shop. In the cafés and restaurants all sorts of cuisine can be enjoyed but one should take the chance to enjoy what the Native American kitchen has to offer.

Albuquerque Historical Tours

Most days have historical tours where you can follow a guide through the dwindling alleyways and get an interesting lesson on the history of the place. The Old Town Visitor Center readily gives you the dates and hours for these tours.

Looking for an accommodation in Albuquerque? AlbuquerqueHotels.org offers a selection of more than 100 hotels in Albuquerque, ranging from affordable budget hotels to expensive luxury hotels.

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