Fun Fact about District 3
The ABQ BioPark includes the Zoo, Botanic Garden, Aquarium and Tingley Beach. Founded in 1927 as the Rio Grande Zoo, it is now part of the ABQ BioPark.
The historic heart of Albuquerque is Old Town Plaza. Its official beginning took place on April 23, 1706, when Francisco Cuervo y Valdés, the Spanish governor of New Mexico, certified the founding of the Villa de Alburquerque. Spain’s Laws of the Indies required setting a plaza at the center of any villa.