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Check Out These Fun Facts You Never Knew About Albuquerque

Cool Facts You Should Know About Albuquerque

Albuquerque is recognized as the most culturally diverse city in the country. Its ethnic tapestry is reflected in its cuisines, cultural centers, architecture, and artwork. The city is the cultural capital of the southwest due to the countless traditions and customs. When the city is calling out to you, live at Olympus Northpoint’s Albuquerque apartments. Our ideal location allows you to enjoy the city's unmatched entertainment. Below are some interesting facts to help you get to know your new city.

There's a State Cookie 

The US state of New Mexico made the Biscochito its official state cookie in 1989. The state chose the cookie to help maintain the tradition of home-baked cookery. Biscochitos are only served during special events like wedding receptions.

Hot Air Balloon Capital of The World

Albuquerque's optimal weather makes the area ideal for hot air balloon competitions. For example, Albuquerque's predictable wind pattern, known as Albuquerque's box, makes it easy for hot air balloon pilots to navigate through the Rio Grande Valley.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held annually at the Balloon Fiesta Park multi-use facility. This year, the fiesta will be held in the first week of October with space for at least 5000 hot air balloons. You are guaranteed endless fun during socializing, food and drinks.

Stroll The Breaking Bad Filming Locations

Originally meant to be filmed in Los Angeles, the state of New Mexico offered competitive tax rebates, which persuaded the filming crew to move to Albuquerque. Breaking Bad's AMC hit series has won 16 Emmy awards and is internationally acclaimed. You can take a tour in the 88 miles, which features 26 Breaking Bad filming locations. You can visit various sites, such as Jesse Pinkman's house or the eatery that Walter White frequented. In addition, you can buy multiple Breaking Bad souvenirs, gifts, or merchandise.

Albuquerque is a one-stop-shop for everything, from art and culture to sports and dining. Read more on our blog about this fantastic city. You can also contact us to schedule a tour of our premier Albuquerque apartments at Olympus Northpoint to view the neighborhood and amenities offered.


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