Three things you must see when visting Albuquerque, NM: The Gathering of the Nations(The Pow Wow), The Balloon Feista, and The Sandia Peak Mountains. The experience is awesome and breath taking. Albuquerque's population is 545,852 making it the biggest city in New Mexico. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is located in the heart of New Mexico. Albuquerque,s heritage is rich and multicultural, strong Native American, Hispanic, and latino influences. Albuquerque is a very affordable vacation and celebrated travel destination. Happy travels!