United States Atlas > Travel Photos | Albuquerque
Founded in 1706 by the Spanish, Albuquerque, New Mexico today is home to
over half a million people. Many historical buildings still stand
in Old Town, which has evolved into a popular tourist destination with
restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, and shopping oriented around a
traditional church and central plaza. The influence from the native
Pueblo can still be felt in local arts and culture, as well as in
historical landmarks such as the ancient rock carvings at Petroglyph
National Monument. In more modern history, the vintage neon signs
of Route 66 light up the center of town. Albuquerque's high desert
location makes for sunny weather and wildly beautiful natural vistas
year-round. The longest aerial tramway in the United States takes
visitors to the top of nearby Mt. Sandia for a stunning view of
Albuquerque and the surrounding plateau.
Aerial View of Albuquerque
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