Visit Oldtown and Explore History

Old Town is the historic original town site of Albuquerque, New Mexico, laid out by Spanish colonists in the 1700s. It is listed on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties as the Old Albuquerque Historic District, and is protected by a special historic zoning designation by the city. The present-day district contains about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings surrounding Old Town Plaza. On the plaza’s north side stands San Felipe de Neri Church, a Spanish colonial church constructed in 1793.

The El Vado Motel is located within walking distance of old town. Stay here as you explore some of Albuquerque’s history. You may also want to check out some of the annual activities in ABQ: Annual Activities

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