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Old Town Albuquerque

Old Town Albuquerque

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303 Romero NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104

The Basics

The heart of New Mexico’s colonial past, Old Town Albuquerque is the city’s cultural hub. You can learn more about the area’s colorful history by joining a guided walking tour. Options range from tours focused on folklore to tours that dive into the region’s dynamic local cuisine—think enchiladas, pastries, and margaritas. Self-guided, scavenger-hunt style adventures are also a popular way to get to know Old Town while engaging with both your travel companions and the local community.

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The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
$34.55 per adult
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Awesome!
Great tour. I wish we did this the first day in Albuquerque. Lots of history. Our guide was so knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller.
danielle_g, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Albuquerque

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Great fun
Debbie_S, Aug 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Our guide, Craig, was a wealth of knowledge! You can tell he really enjoys the history of the area and liked sharing. He interacted well with adults and kids!! The walk was 3hrs long but not strenuous.
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Creepy stories and sites
Diana_B, Aug 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
two hours of Great stories and sites. The tour guide was colorful and interesting . The EVPs were creepy
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Family time
kari_C, Aug 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Was great! Would definitely recommend!we had two teens and an 8year old. The little one was a Loi type spooked but all in all I’d say it’s good for family.
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Old Town Tour
Carla_F, Jun 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Very informative! A great way to lean about the history of Old Town. I wouldn't recommend for pre-school age children as they would tend to get board. Julie did a great job!
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Great time!!
Shawna_K, Aug 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Ash was a great guide!! Very engaging. Very accommodating also. We really enjoyed our time in Old Town!
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A must do
TINA_M, Jul 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Loved hearing the stories of all the ghosts. Didn't see anything abnormal but still loved the tour. Very interesting.
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Perfect start to our trip
shelly_m, Oct 2020
New Mexico Flavors Tour Of Old Town Albuquerque
Nick, our guide was perfect. Warm and friendly, but also very knowledgeable and familiar with area and location cuisines. Also, had great feedback on everything from golf courses, to restaurants and hiking venues. Perfect way to spend 2 1/2 hours eating amazing food and making new friends!
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Awesome experience! :)
Dani_C, Jul 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Lynn was our tour guide and made the whole tour so enjoyable! I learned a lot about my city! It was neat to see and hear! Lynn was great--knowledgeable, funny, a great story teller, and very friendly! I had the best time! :)
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Mind boggling short history course
Deedee_J, Jun 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Lots of wonderful history of the area complete with a cute sense of humor from our guide My grandson and I enjoyed our time and tour in Albuquerque
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Looking for something to do. Look no further.
Marie_T, Jul 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Tour was very entertaining. Host had a lot of knowledge about topics he discussed. The walk was easy with a lot of stops. Found a few places that were closed that we will go back to the next day.
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Very interesting history!!
Leslie_S, Jun 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
We found it very interesting and enjoyed the tour a lot!! We heard about Scarlett and Mary and the mortician.
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Five Star Tour!
Holly_S, Apr 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
We did the History, Legends and Lore Tour with Charlie and it was fantastic! He was funny, knowledgeable and the information about Old Town was fascinating. Small groups and everyone wore masks. I HIGHLY recommend this awesome tour!!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring cash so you can pick up souvenirs from the street vendors selling handmade crafts.
  • Most of the shops and sidewalks are wheelchair accessible, but some historic buildings are not.
  • Wear good walking shoes—Old Town’s brick alleys are best explored on foot.
  • There is free, 2-hour parking and additional paid parking areas available.
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How to Get There

To reach Old Town from Interstate 40, exit at Rio Grande Boulevard (exit 157) and head south. You can also take public transportation into Old Town—choose the Red Line 766 or Blue Line 790 of the city’s Rapid Ride bus system.

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When to Get There

Old Town comes alive mid-morning (shops typically open around 10am) and you can enjoy shopping until around 5–7pm. Some restaurants and bars stay open well into the evening. Old Town frequently hosts cultural events, live music, and festivals, so check the city’s calendar to catch an event. Christmas Eve is one of the most popular local events, when thousands gather to see the traditional luminaria (paper lantern) displays.

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Wildcard

Visiting San Felipe de Neri Church Set overlooking Old Town Plaza, the San Felipe de Neri Church is the city’s only building proven to date back to the Spanish colonial era. Built in 1793 and now on the National Register of Historic Places, the church is both a historical attraction and an active Catholic church. Visitors can join the community for a daily mass. Or, learn more about the church’s history on a tour or by visiting its museum.

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