Spring is here. Time to enjoy a self-guided architectural tour

Old Town
Photo Copyright: The City of Albuquerque, NM. Old Town Plaza

It’s official. Spring has arrived. What a great reason to get out and enjoy some enchanting sites on foot or bicycle. Driving is an option too!

The Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau has assembled a number of handy printable guides that provide insight to the city’s neighborhoods and historic architecture.

Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 10.31.01 AMConsider using these guides to help inform your next self-guided tour.

  • Plaza to Plaza Walking Tour: Downtown to Old Town
    Learn about the history and architecture of the city, from Spanish colonial days to the railroad era, the coming of Route 66 and Downtown revitalization as you stroll from Downtown to Old Town or vice-versa.
  • Art Deco Society of New Mexico Albuquerque Pueblo Deco Tour
    In the Southwest, the cubistic forms of traditional Pueblos were merged with Spanish Mission architecture and decorative motifs derived from Navajo textiles, Zuni pottery — as well as art from other Pueblos — to create a unique style: Pueblo Deco. Explore this unique architectural form best exemplified in some of Albuquerque’s buildings.





3 responses to “Spring is here. Time to enjoy a self-guided architectural tour”

  1. Karli Massey Avatar

    Reblogged this on myhankerings and commented:
    I’m so happy that spring has arrived. Time for a walk in the hood.

  2. […] The Art Deco Society of New Mexico put together an Albuquerque Tricentennial Pueblo Deco Tour in 2005. It begins in the Central Business District downtown, and proceeds east all the way to the Indian Public Health Service building. For the self-guided walking/bicycling tour brochure, click: Art Deco Society of New Mexico Pueblo Deco Tour […]

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