Destination Old Town

San Felipe de Neri Church

San Felipe de Neri Church

I fell in love with New Mexico architecture the first time I came here 24 years ago.  There are so many textures and details from adobe, to brick, to carved wood. It is so very different than what I grew up with in the Chicago area where modern, revival, and Prairie style (Frank Lloyd Wright) architecture was prevalent.

Living in Albuquerque, there are some absolutely amazing examples of New Mexico Pueblo/Spanish style architecture.  You don’t have to go far to see the beauty of Old Town Albuquerque, NM. Ten blocks of history, shopping, and dining. What we call old town now was the original plaza for the city started in 1706. Sitting proudly on the plaza since it was built in 1793 is the San Felipe de Neri Church. Talk about living history!

Cozy courtyards with handcrafted details. Makes you wonder what is around the next corner.

San Felipe de Neri Church Courtyard sign

San Felipe de Neri Church Courtyard sign

San Felipe de Neri Church Front Door

San Felipe de Neri Church Front Door

Smack dab in the middle of the plaza is a little green space which is a great place to picnic or stop to listen to some music. It is a peaceful spot to reflect for a moment.  Interesting to ponder how the area may have looked and changed over a few hundred years.

Old Town ABQ Gazebo

Old Town ABQ Gazebo

Here is a great tip! Not sure how long this will be going on (make sure you call for details). If you love frozen yogurt and delicious toppings, we were able to snag a cone, toppings and frozen yogurt for $1 on Mondays! It was delicious and a great treat for a hot summer evening! http://yayyogurt.com/

If you are a Breaking Bad or Better call Saul fan, try to catch a local tour on a trolly or even in an RV like Walter & Jessie used in Breaking Bad. It could be a great way to see filming locations. TV Tours

Breaking Bad Tours

Breaking Bad Tours

There are so many must see shops and dining experiences all over the city. New Mexico has some of the best and most unique foods in the country. So many choices! Try some red and green chile…munch on some sopapillas…you will not be sorry!

There are some fabulous historic photos and history. Old Town History and Tourism  So go head and take a look at the website for old town and come and experience what Old Town Albuquerque has to offer!

-Mara

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