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Old Town Shopping Walk (Self Guided), Albuquerque

Quality and variety are the key elements of a shopping experience in Albuquerque's eclectic Old Town. This historic place is the city's cultural center, and amid the museums, galleries and restaurants are more than 150 shops that are ripe for exploration. They sell authentic Southwestern handmade goods and crafts as well as items from all over the world.

The Old Town was founded in the first decade of the 18th century, and some of the shops are situated in delightful old homes that are more than 200 years old. Many are constructed out of the original adobe, a building material made from sun-dried earth and straw. As you make your way through the area, take your time to appreciate the appearance of the beautiful old district.

When you venture into the shops, you will be struck by the choice of goods you come across. They include Native American pottery and textiles, Mexican Folk art, New Mexican religious art, traditional turquoise jewelry, t-shirts and pieces of contemporary art. The colors and creativity of some of the handcrafted items are outstanding. If you are in the market for some great art, trendy clothing, jewelry or a unique memento of your visit, you are bound to find it in the Old Town.
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Old Town Shopping Walk Map

Guide Name: Old Town Shopping Walk
Guide Location: USA » Albuquerque
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: Linda