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history walk

Magical Old Town, Past and Present

history walk

Magical Old Town, Past and Present

39 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Magical Old Town, Past and Present

history walk

Magical Old Town, Past and Present

39 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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.

Your host

Learn more about Greg

Greg

I am a retired educator and full time 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.

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Where you'll be

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

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

As planned the tour involves one flight of stairs.

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Magical Old Town, Past and Present
39 reviews
From $30/person
39 reviews
From $30/person