With more than 150+ galleries, shops, restaurants, & museums, Old Town Albuquerque is a must-do travel destination.
A high-desert oasis steeped in history & lore
Where the ancient meets old meets new
Nestled between the Sandia mountains (Spanish for watermelon) and three volcanoes (the Three Sisters) is a rift carved by the Rio Grande River that is home to a historic farming community, turned outpost, and then officially a village in 1706 that predates the forming of the United States by four generations. This village – which has flown the flags of three nations (Spain, Mexico, U.S.A.), was center-stage for the brutal merger of two civilizations, and has become one of the most unique and culturally significant melting pots in the history of the United States – is known as Old Town Albuquerque, NM.
Upcoming Events in Old Town Albuquerque
Old Town Albuquerque is the vibrant cultural center of Albuquerque and the southwest. With over 40 annual signature events along with daily pop-up musicians, impromptu car shows, morning yoga, and so much more, there is truly something for everybody, year round. See our upcoming events below.
Come and explore a town where the buildings are formed out of the earth itself, sculpted of mud brick (adobe) with roofs suspended by large beams of sugar pine (vigas). Where seeds from distinct crops grew into a culinary tradition stretching back half a millennia and artisanal traditions passed down by generations skillfully creating pottery, jewelry, and rugs with bygone methods. With a truly unique culture that has influenced art, language, and wars the world over, Old Town Albuquerque is truly the Heart of the Southwest.
Old Town is made up of more than 150+ individually owned and operated businesses. Each merchant determines their own days and hours of operation. As a general rule, most businesses are open: Monday - Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm Most Restaurants seat until 9 pm