Mezcla de Culturas: Historic Old Town Albuquerque Tour
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13 Ratings
Albuquerque
Experience the rich history and vibrant blend of cultures in Historic Old Town Albuquerque. Explore the mix of old and new influences that shape the city's business center.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • San Felipe de Neri Church - San Felipe de Neri church opened the year of its founding, in 1706, and with a few pauses for rebuilds and renovations, has continually maintained a presence in Old Town Plaza.
What's Included
  • Experienced Guide
What's Not Included
  • Guide Gratuity
  • Sunscreen & Hat for Sun Protection
Additional Information

“Mezcla de Culturas”, which translates to “the fusion of cultures”, is an engrossing and captivative two-hour walking tour celebrating the heritage and significance of Albuquerque’s Old Town from the 17th century, paired with the contemporary concept of New Urbanism’s diversified mix of commerce, arts, entertainment, and housing.

The tour takes you on a journey through the historical Old Town and Sawmill districts, offering a chance to witness the blend of past and present elements that are currently molding Albuquerque’s blossoming economic core.

Location
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Meet in the lobby at Hotel Albuquerque.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Dream40109938503
Apr 14, 2024
Dana was an excellent guide, providing an overview of history, architecture and fun! She is a great story teller in ABQ - We scheduled on our first full day and the tour exceeded out expectation. Dana even provided follow up recommendations
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J6905dujoanl
Mar 8, 2024
Perfect start to our Albuquerque experience - Our tour with Dana gave us a great foundation for exploring Albuquerque and appreciating its wealth of history and culture. Her recommendations for must see sites and must visit restaurants were perfect and truly enhanced our trip to New Mexico. Highly recommend!
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Angelasr3472lq
Sep 25, 2023
Packed with history! - We loved our tour with Dana. She has tons of history knowledge and we asked so many questions about history. It was an easy tour for walking but very fulfilling for learning about Albuquerque history. It was 10-12 so we did not have to get up too early and it ended just in time for lunch. Highly recommend!
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Kathyv42
Sep 2, 2023
Enlightening tour that informed our entire visit to New Mexico - Our guide, Dana, a historian and teacher, did excellent job conveying complex history of ABQ and NM.
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Pedroac644
Aug 14, 2023
HISTORY CLASS IN OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE - The best part of the tour is provided by Dana's sympathy and knowledge. e of NM history, as well as her capacity to convey the message. In two hours Rosângela and I had a wonderful open door class on this State history, with rich details in an environment full of relaxation and lightness. More than a tour guide, she is a teacher who spare no efforts to teach in rich detail what the landscape in OLD TOWN expresses.
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W9929daheatherh
Aug 1, 2023
Friendly and informative! - We learned so much and really enjoyed walking and talking with Dana. Her enthusiasm for local history is catching! Great orientation to the whole region, and gave us ideas for future visits.
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Flyer47079544595
May 6, 2023
Old Town Walking Tour - The walking tour of the old town area was great. Dana, our guide was well prepared and we learned about the history and development of the area and New Mexico. We enjoyed the area and the time spent on the tour.
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774lakeshias
Nov 26, 2022
Enjoyable and Informative - This was an amazing tour. Bobby was the tour guide and he was very knowledgeable about all things New Mexico. It was just my dad and I and Bobby still put in the effort as if there were 20 of us. My dad was full of questions and he happily answered every one of them. I walked away feeling very informed and intrigued about the history and culture. I would recommend doing this tour 100%!
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Nora_sans_h
Aug 15, 2021
Don't miss this excellent, personalized walking tour - Don't miss this amazing walking tour! Our charismatic local guide, Stephanie Anne, showed us all of the marvelous nooks and crannies of Old Town with great aplomb! Her informed narration and enthusiasm imparted the true "mezcla" of cultures and nuanced layers of ABQ's multi-century history. I really appreciated how the tour also addressed contemporary issues (such as sculptures and legacy of colonialism), evidence of the fact that, to borrow from Faulkner, the past is never really in the past! To top it off, my husband and I got a great view of the city from the roof the Chaco hotel and then a voucher for the Sawmill (to which we returned twice!). Such a gem.
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Juliosteen01
Jul 11, 2021
Absolutely the best tour imaginable - The Mezcla de Culturas tour was the best tour we've ever had anywhere. It totally exceeded our expectations by a mile. Bobby's deep and wide historical, local, and architectural knowledge, combined with his own multi-generational family's local history (uhhhh... like over a dozen generations back in the area) was astounding. When we come back to the area -- and we will be back -- we'll be signing up for every tour he leads.
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