Home to the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque is the largest city in the state. Sitting high in the desert, modern downtown is in stark contrast to the Old Town area that dates back to 1706 when it was founded as a Spanish colony.
Farming was the original occupation of most of the residents of the region. It also had a strategical location for a military outpost alongside the Camino Real. It was once well known for its sheep herding center.
After 1821, Mexico had a military garrison in the town as well. Built in a traditional Spanish Village theme the central plaza or town center was surrounded by the government buildings as well as homes and a church.
Today, this area is well preserved as a museum and cultural area...Read More