|After lunch, visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Art Museum, then depart at some free time at Albuquerque's Old Town.|
You can explore the old village Plaza area, where the first Spanish families settled in 1706.
In 2006, Albuquerque celebrated its Tricentennial. Old Town represents Albuquerque's history: Spanish, Mexican, and the United States flags are displayed.
Buildings around the plaza and on the side streets are authentic adobes up to 300 years old, many built in the distinctive territorial style.
The church of San Felipe de Neri was used as a parish church for over 200 years.
The area is also a shopping district, with shops selling goods ranging from fine arts and jewelry to tourist trinkets, and Indians selling their wares on the sidewalk.
You'll enjoy your free afternoon and wish you had lots more time!
The bus returns to hotel at 5:30 PM, or you may choose to stay in the Old Town area for dinner and return to the hotel via taxi.