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The heroes square is a...
Favorite thing: The heroes square is a remember of our history, monuments to great mexican history personalities can be founded here. This is the governors palace, made from pink stones, you can see inside some painted windows about Mexican history. During evenings some people come here to listen world wide music masterpieces.
Visit the Gran Plaza area and...
Favorite thing: Visit the Gran Plaza area and the Barrio Antiguo. Around the Gran Plaza you can find civic and religious buildings that gather the old and modern presence of Monterrey. One of these attractions is the kiosk, built in 1894, with its four bronze statues which are an allegory of the four seasons; you can also admire the Faro del Comercio which was built to commemorate, in 1984, the first centennial of the National Chamber of Commerce in Monterrey. Its 70 meters hight makes it the tallest monument in the Republic. It has a laser beam on top of it which lits nightly. Another interesting building is the former City Hall which is Monterrey's Metropolitan Museum nowadays. Many social and civic events take place in that building. To the southeast of the Gran Plaza you can visit the Contemporary Art Museum (MARCO) and see the magnificent sculpture by Juan Soriano called 'La Paloma', it is 6 meters high and weighs four tons. This museum was inaugurated in 1991. Across from this museum you can visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Monterrey, built in 1770, and see a mural on the Franciscan Evangelization in the New Kingdom of León painted by Angel Zárraga. Going north, at the corner of Matamoros at Dr. Coss you can find the Chapel of the Sweet Names of Jesus, Mary and Joseph which is the oldest temple in the city.
Fondest memory: Its beautiful mountains. The Saddle Mountain which is the landmark of the city, the Sierra Madre with its Chipinque Mesa, the Huasteca Canyon, the Cerro de las Mitras, the Bishop's Hill, and the Topo Hills.
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Wander around in the central...
Favorite thing: Wander around in the central plaza and watch all the people. I was surprised by how european the center of the city felt.
Fondest memory: Sitting in front of the pretty government building at the end of the plaza in the evening and listening to the classical music that was being played over the speakers. Also dancing to a live band at the pavillion.
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