Use the interactive map below to find your way around the city to public locations that are featured in Breaking Bad. And, while you're at it, check out some of our nearby attractions.
The following excerpts were pulled from several interviews with members of the cast and crew:
Q: Breaking Bad was originally planned to be set in California, but was moved to Albuquerque. What has Albuquerque been for the show?
"Albuquerque has meant the world for Breaking Bad. I can’t imagine Breaking Bad being anywhere else. I can’t imagine the show would be nearly as interesting as it is if it were set anywhere else. Just the cinematography and the look of the show. When I think of Albuquerque, I think of clouds, just those beautiful floating cumulus clouds. The skies. These are skies you just don’t see in Southern California. You really get the depth and the sense of scale in the desert in Albuquerque. On days when I’m out there on the set, the first thing I do is look out the window. If it’s a day with no clouds, I get really upset! I think about the Sandias and about this great city that I’ve grown to love."
- Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad in an
interview by Local IQ
Read the complete interviews with Breaking Bad cast and crew in the Local IQ from March 2013.
Q: Is there any part of New Mexico that you will miss when filming wraps up?
A: “There are a lot of parts of New Mexico that I'm going to miss. I fell in love with that city during the first season and fell in love with the entire state in the seasons after that. I own a place there and I'm going to keep it, so I'll go back."
- Aaron Paul who plays Jesse Pinkman on
Q: Do you plan to maintain a residence in Albuquerque after the show wraps? What's your favorite Albuquerque restaurant?
“There’s something very wonderful to be surrounded by the mountains and good air (in Albuquerque),” Esposito says. “It’s a wonderful place to work and it feels like home.”
- Giancarlo Esposito who plays Gus Fring in the
View Breaking Bad Film Locations in a larger map