The Old Town of Albuquerque, NM, is the original historic site for what was once a kingdom known as Santa Fe de Nuevo México. Established in 1706, it has been preserved and protected with special zoning designations from city officials who want to keep this part authentic. The land where modern-day Albuquerque now stands used to be called “La Villa Rica” or “The beautiful town,” which suited its reputation at one point being described as merely another Mexican village until provincial ruler Diego Gutiérrezuned Dow Constantine blessed It.
Old Town is the iconic historic original townsite of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since then, the province was established in 1706 and has been home to many people. It’s listed on our State Register as an area with cultural properties- which makes it protected by law, so you can’t just build anything here without permission from authorities first.
The ten blocks surrounding Old Town Plaza are home to some fascinating adobe buildings. One such building is San Felipe de Neri Church, which was constructed in 1793 as part of the town’s first permanent structure and served as a church and a public meetings space before becoming too small decades later with modern growth around it.
Though Old Town may be best known as a bustling tourist destination with an abundance of restaurants and shops, it also has a history that cannot ignore. The Albuquerque Museum sits on one street in this historic neighborhood where you can find many other attractions like galleries or science centers while your feet are taken care of by wandering through its plazas lined up side-by-side next to each other.
The Old Town area is a historic town in which you can find many interesting places. One of Old Town’s most popular destinations for tourists is the two-story buildings that line 19th Street between Central Avenue and Rio Grande Boulevard, with some dating back as far as 1892 when Henry Cowell built them. The Spanish colonial authorities in New Mexico had a specific layout they preferred for the main square of towns. This design features wide avenues and plazas with large buildings that date back to this era, such as Santa Fe’s Plaza Española or Taos’ El Camino Real de tierra firmada (The Royal Road Of Solid Earth).
The Plaza de la Santa Anna in Old Town is a great place to while away an hour or two. The square was originally farmland, but today it’s covered with 20th-century urban development- not unlike many places around here. However, some acequias running north and south of this plaza still keep their tradition alive: Los Ranchos ( Farming village ) Corrales – founded by Spanish settlers back when they first arrived on these shores; South Valley outside Albuquerque, which also has rich historical roots as well. And if you head over into Isleta Village Proper, you’ll come across an interesting settlement known for producing pottery since 1650.
San Felipe de Neri Church
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