Destination: Albuquerque NM

Full of history, legends, and artifacts, New Mexico is a cultural hub that is longing to be explored. Wander about on some historic places and let it whisper tales of the past.

Kimo Theater ALB

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The colorful and extragvagant theater is located in the center of Downtown Albuquerque.  It was built in 1927 in the extravagant Art Deco-Pueblo Revival Style architecture. The theater is a three-story stucco building with characteristics of native pueblo architecture. Both the exterior and interior of the building incorporate a variety of indigenous motifs. The name “KiMo” literally means “mountain lion” in Tewa, and sometimes loosely translated as “king of its kind.”

Paseo Del Bosque

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Albuquerque’s premiere multi-use trail, the Paseo del Bosque Trail, goes from the north to the south edges of the Rio Grande’s cottonwood bosque. The 16 miles of paved multi-use trails uninterrupted by roadway with several parking and access points along the way.

 

Old Town ALB

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Historic Old Town has been the heart of Albuquerque since the city was founded here in 1706. Today, historic Old Town Albuquerque is the city’s cultural center, with five museums and more than 100 shops, galleries and restaurants. Old Town was the first neighborhood in 1706, when a group of Spanish families settled here. In 1793 San Felipe de Neri church was completed and today, this adobe church with walls five feet thick is the oldest in Albuquerque and its white towers mark Old Town from a distance.

Check out more places to visit in Santa Fe, New Mexico in Part 1 and Part 2.

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