Magical Old Town, Past and Present

Albuquerque, SHBA

Përvojë e organizuar nga Greg

  1. 90 minuta
  2. Ofruar në Anglisht dhe Spanjisht

Çfarë do të bësh

Our exploration of the Old Town Plaza will begin with coffee, tea and biscochitos on the balcony of our home, looking out over the original town square and historic San Felipe Church. We will overlook history as well, and gaze back from the Tewa people on who’s land Old Town was built, to life on the plaza during the Spanish, Mexican and American colonial periods.

Next we will undertake a walking tour of the plaza with a focus on the old adobe architecture and the stories associated with the buildings and smaller placitas that make up Old Town, using historical photos and visuals to support the information. This stroll will include secrets and lore unknown even to most Albuquerque residents, interaction with some of the "old timers" that live and work here, and pointers what to see and do and where to eat, tailored to the needs and interests of each group. Old Town is a valuable community resource and there are frequent impromptu happenings- quinceaneras, vintage car parades, etc. The tour will embrace these spontaneous events as they occur making the visit to Old Town even more vibrant and personal.

Finally, at the end of the tour experience, participants have the option of being served lunch at La Placita Dining Room in the Manuel Armijo House, one of the oldest structures on the Plaza, built in 1706.

Please contact for custom tour times.

Se habla espanol.
Other things to note
As planned the tour involves one flight of stairs.
Our exploration of the Old Town Plaza will begin with coffee, tea and biscochitos on the balcony of our home, looking out over the original town square and historic San Felipe Church. We will overlook history as well, and gaze back from the Tewa people on who’s land Old Town was built, to life on the plaza during the Spanish, Mexican and American colonial periods.

Next we will undertake a walking tour of the plaza with a focus on t…

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Tako pritësin Greg

Pritës në Airbnb që nga viti 2018
  • 108 recensione
  • Identiteti u verifikua
I am an educator and a history buff with deep love and respect for Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza where I make my home. Gathering information from traditional sources and from the stories and personal narratives of many of the people whose families have called Old Town home for centuries, I endeavor to guide guests on a trip through time, from the present to the past and back again.

Covid protocols respected and in place.
Për të mbrojtur pagesën tënde, mos transfero para dhe mos komuniko asnjëherë jashtë faqes së internetit ose aplikacionit të Airbnb. Mëso më shumë

Nga $40/ person

Bashkohu me 2 vizitorë të tjerë
$40 për person
Bashkohu me 2 vizitorë të tjerë
$40 për person
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Our Old Town experience begins on the second floor balcony of the Old Parrillan From there we visit:
-The San Felipe Church and Sister Blandina Convent
-Our Lady of Angels School Building
-Antonio Vigil House
-Florencio Zamora Store.
-Jesus Romero House
-Manuel Springer House
-Jesus Romero Store
-Cristobal Armijo House
-Spanish Colonial Art at De Colores
-Blueher House
-Bottger Mansion
-Manuel Armijo House and Inn

Vlerësuar 4,98 nga 5 sipas 108 recensioneve.

Janett
tetor 2021
Do yourself a favor and go on this tour. Greg is such a lovely and personable man. he truly brings the history of old town to life and includes very thoughtful and unique touches to this experience. once you go on this tour just know that you've made a friend here. not only would i recommend this experience, i would go on it again if i find myself back in Albuquerque.
Kenneth
tetor 2021
Excellent tour. Great experience. Greg is supremely knowledgable about the history of Old Town Albuquerque and New Mexico history, in general. 5 stars out of 5 stars. Highest recommendations!
Alyson
tetor 2021
This was a lovely experience, and I am excited to experience more of Old Town with all of the recommendations and knowledge that I gained from Greg’s experience!
Alex
tetor 2021
Wow!! What a great experience. Greg is the unofficial ambassador for ABQ. The mayor should recognize him. His knowledge of Old Town and superb story telling skills were enchanting. He also inconvenienced himself to start my tour a bit later bc of my job. A huge warm thank you for Greg.
Jacob
tetor 2021
A highlight of our trip. Not just the tour, but Greg. He was so personable. He didn’t feel like a tour guide, he felt like a host. This wasn’t a job for him. He simply enjoyed showing us his home town. Not only was he knowledgeable about the structures but he was invested, he truly cared for them. The history of Old Town is worth learning. You’ll find out you’re not just shopping in a cute patio. You’re strolling through someone’s backyard from years ago. As someone visiting from out of state, we felt perfectly at home after this tour. Thank you, Greg, for an unforgettable stroll through Old Town!
Nora
tetor 2021
Greg was an excellent host. The event began with historical story telling about the history of Albuquerque on the balcony with light treats. Then we toured the town buildings while Greg told of their beginnings and the changes in the structures over the decades. As we walked the town, people called out to Greg, who it seemed was well like in the area. He is a great story teller. He paused to see if our group has questions and answered them. He also had historical pictures to show the changes to the town. I would recommend this experience 100% to everyone.

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Numri i vendeve të disponueshme: 2
  • Sht, 11 dhj
    10:00 PD - 11:30 PD
    Bashkohu me 2 vizitorë të tjerë
    $40 për person
  • Enj, 16 dhj
    3:00 MD - 4:30 MD
    Bashkohu me 2 vizitorë të tjerë
    $40 për person

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