Old Town, The Jewel Of Albuquerque

Old Town is a jewel set alluringly in Albuquerque’s North Valley. Founded by the Conquistadors, Old Town is bursting with galleries, shops, world-class museums, restaurants and much more. Here’s another reason to visit and celebrate this unique cultural gem.

Treasure House Books and Gifts, open since 1974, has been voted one of the “world’s best independent bookstores.” (Albuquerque Journal, May 21, 2018.) That’s “world’s” best, not city, state or even country. Like Old Town itself, Treasure House Books and Gifts is a local treasure with wide appeal.

Speaking of treasures, after book browsing, head for Amapola Gallery, a true artists’ co-op, only a step away in historic Romero House on the Plaza. We feature works of 40 New Mexico artists and are always staffed by two of our members. Work ranges from wall art (acrylic to mosaics, paper-cuts and photographs to wood), turned wood bowls and wood boxes, to wearables, jewelry, pottery, glass both functional and ornamental, to notecards, quilts and more.

No tour of Old Town is complete without the experience of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, at the sign of the red poppy. Open 10 to 5 daily at 205 Romero N.W. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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