As anyone who’s ever lived in or visited Albuquerque will tell you, this is a city rich in history. Not only is it one of the oldest cities in America, founded in 1706, but it’s been home to Native Americans for thousands of years before that. Albuquerque’s history lives on today in a city that not only embraces the past, but looks to the future.
This fascinating past is there for all to see in the monuments that preserve this record. Some of those top sites and museums include:
- New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society
- San Felipe de Neri Church
- Petroglyph National Monument
- Albuquerque Old Town
- Trinity Site
- Gutierrez Hubbell House
The Albuquerque area has been inhabited as far back as 2000 B.C. European explorers arrived around 1540 under General Francisco de Coronado. In 1706, the King of Spain gave colonists permission to build a new city in honor of Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 10th Duke of Alburquerque, Viceroy of New Spain. The first “r” in the name was dropped over the years to bring the current spelling of Albuquerque.
One only needs to go to places such as Historic Old Town to see this history. You can get away from the hustle and bustle as you step back into Albuquerque’s past. You can buy some of that past and stunning artwork in the more than 100 stores and galleries there. You’ll also find world-class exhibits in the Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum.
The architecture of Old Town hasn’t changed much since it was built over 200 years ago. The beautiful plaza still hosts events much as it did so long ago.
The beautiful and amazing past of Albuquerque is just waiting for you to explore and call home.
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