Albuquerque, New Mexico Overview

Albuquerque, New Mexico


New Mexico is one of the most enchanting places in the US, and what could be better than the very heart of this amazing state? The place where more than 1,171,991 call their home and which makes this city one of the most populated areas in the country. We'll give you a hint, it's Albuquerque! If you have never visited this beautiful city here we list some of the most important and popular places and events that you just have to take a look at.

Balloon Festival


Which one do you think is the best place to see how the sun rises over the magnificent mountains of Albuquerque? There's tons of places you could think of, but we are sure that the best place is one that you didn't expect: from a hot air balloon. This amazing experience is possible every year for nine days during the International Albuquerque Balloon Festival. This festival is held the first full week of October where hundreds of colorful balloons cross the sky every morning in a beautiful parade that attracts more than 750,000 yearly tourists since it began in 1972. This festival i not just enjoyed from the sky, this artistic colored balloons make this parade one of the most photographed events in the entire world.

Breaking Bad Tour


Breaking Bad was a thrilling experience the whole five seasons it aired, but if you are a diehard fan there is nothing better than visiting all the places where this amazing tv series was filmed. At the Breaking Bad Tour you will learn some details and curious facts that you maybe didn't know about this program. Learn secrets about specific scenes and why this city is considered the most important character of the show. Answer all of the burning questions that you could ask with this amazing tour.

City Tram Ride


If you want to enjoy one of the most historically rich activities in the state of New Mexico and a true icon of the city of Albuquerque, your best option is 10,378 feet from your head.

Sandia Peak Tramway is an aerial tram ride located in the high mountains of Albuquerque, crowning itself as the longest of US and the third longest in the world. This tramway began to operate on May 7, 1966 and it has been remodeled three times in 1986, 2009 and 2016. These two carts elevation system carries 50 people per cart with an average of 10,500 persons carried per year. If you want to see the best angle of the mountains, you definitely have to add this trip to your list.

Geography & Climate


Albuquerque has a total area of 189.5 square miles, of which 1.8 square miles are covered by water. This city is located from 4,900 feet to over 6,700 above sea level which makes it one of the most elevated major cities in the country. With that elevation, the cold semi-arid climate is the weather that persists the most throughout the year, allowing you to go skiing and enjoy the sunshine on the very same day.

History


Albuquerque was named in honor to Fernandez de la Cueva, 10th Duke of Albuquerque who was the viceroy of Spain from 1702 to 1711 and who was the founder of this city on 1706.

By the 1500s Albuquerque was inhabited by around around 20 Tiwa pueblos throughout the territory, leaving some petroglyphs as proof. The native presence existed for around 200 years until the 1700s when the early European settlers came to the US. Some of the most representative monuments that still exist were built in this era and the city started to grow in different areas. The rate of growth and importance at which the city grew was impressive, growing so much that they started playing really important roles in some decisive moments of the history like the Civil War battle better known as the Battle of Albuquerque.

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