Old Town

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by onesundaymorning on August 7, 2006

Old Town is what I would consider a themed shopping area. It is made to look like pueblos. It is a very touristy area of town, with a lot of over priced shopping. It’s fun to walk around and look at the shops in the area and is worth to stop, because you never know what you will find. At one shop there was several caged lizards and turtles for the shoppers to look at.
Parking is very hard to find, and even more confusing on how to pay for. There are boxes where you need to slide money in… Needless to say I don’t understand it and it is better to ask someone who looks like they know what they are doing.
There are several museums in the area. If you go to the art museum your parking is included with the entrance fee. The museum isn’t bad, but if you are looking for something like the MET or the MOCA this isn’t it. They had an extensive exhibit on the history of New Mexico that is very interesting if you are a history buff. While I was there they were showing local high school student work and various paintings. The best exhibit was on loan from the museum in New Orleans. It exhibited some amazing sculptures and masks from Africa
Old Town
303 Romero Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104
(505) 243-3215


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