Old Town Albuquerque
Old Town Albuquerque
Old Town Albuquerque

Old Town Albuquerque Tours and Tickets

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The narrow colonial streets of Old Town Albuquerque are filled with colorful shops, curbside craft stands, and the rich aromas of Southwest cooking. You can explore the winding alleyways, shop for souvenirs, and discover the history and culture surrounding Old Town Plaza and the city’s oldest church—18th-century San Felipe de Neri Church.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104

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What are people saying about Old Town Albuquerque

Andy_H, Nov 2023
Erica did a great job...
Erica did a great job conveying the stories that haunt Old Town Albuquerque and it was a lot of fun.
Dina_Y, Nov 2023
Loved the history and tidbits provided during the tour. Tour guide was friendly and personable. Enjoyed every bit of it.
Sue_M, Oct 2023
Our guide had some wonderful stories to share and we really enjoyed the tour. He shared a lot of history of Old Town with us and made some of the ghost stories come to life.
Dax_H, Oct 2023
A spooky night in Old Town
The guide was great and the weather was wonderful. Nice little walking tour in Old Town Albuquerque. We really enjoyed the tales and the tour of old town. Thanks!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Old Town Albuquerque hours of operation?
Old Town Albuquerque hours of operation: Varies by business, generally open Mon-Sat 10 am - 8 pm and Sun 11 am - 7 pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Old Town Albuquerque tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old Town Albuquerque can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Old Town Albuquerque 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Town Albuquerque costs USD 30.77. Guided Old Town Albuquerque tours start around USD 30.77 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Why is Old Town Albuquerque popular to visit?
A:The picturesque Old Town—founded in the early 18th century— is Albuquerque’s central cultural hub. Unsurprisingly, given its Old Town designation, it’s also the first neighborhood settled in Albuquerque. Today, the lively area is home to museums, boutiques, art galleries, and much more, including the ABQ BioPark Aquarium.
Q:How much time should I spend in Old Town Albuquerque?
A:That depends. You could easily spend a few days hitting up museums like the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, or the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. You’ll also find numerous tours, including ghost tours or Breaking Bad-themed circuits.
Q:What shouldn’t I miss in Old Town Albuquerque?
A:The Portal Market, located on the east side of the Old Town Plaza, is a great spot to pick up local handicrafts purchased directly from the artisans who made them, particularly Southwest-style jewelry. Turquoise is a quintessential New Mexico memento; earrings, pendants, and rings can be found here.
Q:Is Old Town Albuquerque pedestrian-friendly?
A:Yes, the Old Town is an excellent escape from the rest of Albuquerque’s car-crazy streets. The historic district is lauded as one of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods. However, if your feet tire, you can get your sightseeing fix with the ABQ Trolley Co, which offers a 100-minute narrated ride.
Q:How old are the buildings in Old Town Albuquerque?
A:The Old Town was founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, and the area boasts ten blocks of Pueblo-style Spanish adobe buildings. Many former homes have now been converted into shops, galleries, and cafés or restaurants. Other buildings date from later periods—typically, the Victorian age between 1870 and around 1900.
Q:Is Old Town Albuquerque good for foodies?
A:Yes, the Old Town is a great place to find traditional New Mexican dishes. Make sure you can stand the heat, as chili peppers are a common ingredient. Visitors can also find other mostly American cuisines here, from steaks and a family-operated pizzeria to sandwiches and breakfast foods.
Q:Are there places to stay overnight in Old Town Albuquerque?
A:Yes. In fact, this is one of the most peaceful and atmospheric places to stay in Albuquerque. Options vary considerably, so do your research. The Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed and Breakfast—a colorful 1910 home—is one stand-out. You’ll also find more traditional hotels and short-term vacation rentals in converted adobes.