23 November 2013

Old Town Albuquerque

Old Town Albuquerque is anchored by the Central Park and the Church of San Felipe de Neri.  Quoting the plaque: "San Felipe de Neri - Oldest church in Albuquerque; has continuously served the community without interruption since 1706.  Originally founded and served by the Franciscan friars, this parish church has been served successively by the secular clergy of Durango, Mexico 1817, the Jesuit fathers and brothers 1868, and since 1966 has been administered by the secular clergy of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe."

Old Town contains interesting adobe architecture,


and semi-hidden courtyards

The entrance gate is covered with flower and vine mosaics

Just outside of Old Town are several museums, fronted by a wagon-train sculpture of the Spanish variety

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