Mezcla de Culturas | A Walking Tour of ABQ Sawmill District & Historic Old Town
Every Friday 1PM – 3PM | Saturday 3PM – 5PM | 2 pp min $75 pp | $60 pp with 4 or more | Maximum 12 ppl
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Join us on a Mezcla de Culturas Tour. An immersive and enchanting two hour walking tour of Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town and Sawmill District. Old Town Albuquerque was the founding city dedicated in honor of Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, the 10th Duke of Alburquerque, Spain. Now the city is spelled with only one “r”.
Historic Old Town is rich in history and influenced by many cultures. The neighborhood is peppered with historic adobe buildings, victorian homes and modern facades. On this unique guided tour you will be lead in discussion on how Albuquerque has grown over the last three hundred years and bloomed into the the city that exists today.
Your experience will begin at Hotel Albuquerque and flow into the heart of Old Town. We will visit sites like the oldest home in Albuquerque and the San Felipe de Neri Parish. We will tour through the sculpture gardens of the Albuquerque Museum and visit the up and coming Sawmill District which is quickly becoming one of Albuquerque’s favorite neighborhoods.
Originally occupied by the American Lumber Company, the Sawmill District is being re-envisioned and redeveloped into a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood with loft-style housing, artist studios and mixed-use buildings that are home to burgeoning businesses, entrepreneurial thinking and new attractions in Albuquerque. Elevated from the industrial roots that helped build the city of Albuquerque, the new Sawmill District is growing to reflect the richness of New Mexico’s cultural traditions, as well as emerging International trends for urban living. In the coming years, The Sawmill District is slated to become the next shopping, arts and entertainment destination in Albuquerque, in partnership with the vision of New Urbanism founder and architect, Stefanos Polyzoides. The future of the Sawmill District is poised to be an elevated destination for the savvy traveler, you! We will illuminate this creative process, vision and visit its newest business Spur Line Supply Company.
Join us every Friday and Saturday