The heart of historic Albuquerque, Old Town is a must see for visitors and natives alike. The main plaza has been the site of exciting community events since the city was founded here in 1706. The settlers organized their new town in the traditional Spanish colonial way, with a central plaza anchored by a church. When the original adobe church collapsed after the long, rainy summer of 1792, they rebuilt, and in 1793 San Felipe de Neri church was completed. Today, this adobe church with walls five feet thick is the oldest in Albuquerque and its white towers mark Old Town from a distance. Stroll the Plaza, dine at diverse restaurants, stay a fancy hotels or quaint B&B, visit one of 7 museums, take a guided tour or shop at over 150 stores and galleries for unique gifts from the Southwest and around the world. Quiet hidden patios, winding brick paths, gardens and balconies are waiting to be discovered.