Old Town Albuquerque
Old Town comprises about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings, which surround Old Town Plaza. (Plazas were a common feature of Spanish colonial towns.) On the plaza's north side stands San Felipe de Neri Church, a Spanish colonial church constructed in the 18th century.
Old Town was assimilated into the city of Albuquerque ("New Town") in the 1940s; today, it is a shopping and tourist destination. Many of the buildings in Old Town are residences that were converted into restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Bands play in the plaza's gazebo. During the Christmas and holiday season, thousands of luminarias (paper lanterns) line the streets and walkways.
- New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Historic Preservation Division. "The historical marker for the Old Town Plaza on the Camino Real". StoppingPoints.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
- Official website
- Historic Old Town at cabq.gov
- Historic Old Town Albuquerque, a Flickr photostream by City of Albuquerque Cultural Services
- Media related to Old Town Albuquerque at Wikimedia Commons