Monterrey Things to Do

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  • 1. Cola de Caballo

    Cascada Cola de Caballo literally means "Horse Tail Falls", describing how it looks from a distance. It's a pretty waterfall, and it's wonderful to see that natural elements are preserved in Mexico....

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  • 2. El Obispado

    4 out of 5 stars

    In the middle of Monterrey's modern day concrete jungle, the Obispado is to be found perched on a hill overlooking the city. Being the former episcopal residence, it is now transformed into a museum...

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  • 3. Cervecería Cuauhtemoc

    5 out of 5 stars

    Take a free tour of Cuahtemoc Brewery (makers of Sol, Dos Equis, Bohemia, among others). Tours are offered during regular business hours and on Saturdays until 2:00 pm. No photos allowed...

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  • 4. Cerro de la Silla

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you have the breath enought to climb Cerro de la Silla to the Teleferico, you will see a post card like this, seeing the 3 million people city below your feet. This is an easy 2.5 Km hike travel...

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  • 5. Centro Cultural Alfa

    4 out of 5 stars

    Planetario Alfa is, as the name states,a planetarium,which obviously means you can have a look at the heavens, or during the day time, at the surrounding mountain ranges. However that is not where the...

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  • 6. Santa Lucía

    The Paseo de Santa Lucia (also called the River Walk, in English) is a charming way to get from the museum area to the very large Parc Fundidora. A cheap boat ride will save you the walk along a...

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  • 7. Macroplaza

    Macroplaza is Monterrey's largest and most impressive square in the centre of this mega city. Along one of its sides the Governmental Palace can be admired. Regularly it is adorned in brilliant light,...

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  • 8. La Huasteca

    This is one neat place, but has been damaged, to an extent, by graffiti... whatever the case, there are some caves visible on entrance to the park. I can't recommend going up to them, but they are...

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  • 9. Plaza Sésamo

    1.5 out of 5 stars

    Spend a day in Plaza Sesamo, there are a lot of funny activities for all ages, gifts, pictures and a great view of the Cerro de la Silla, bring your swimming suit in the Acuarama area and get fun.!!!...

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  • 10. Bioparque Estrella

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In Monterrey you can find two interesting Zoo. One is in the City, named Parque La Pastora. The other named Bioparque Estrella is outside the city, but it have a lot of animals out of gates. In...

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  • 11. Museo de Historia Mexicana

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Museo de Historia Mexicana (only in Spanish) was fantastic; my first trip to Monterrey I spent an hour here but felt I could have done much more! This hands-on museum offered much insight into...

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  • 12. Barrio Antiguo

    4 out of 5 stars

    The majority of entertainment options are concentrated just a few blocks from the hotel zone in the downtown area, in the Barrio Antiguo (Historic Downtown) which is easily accessed from other parts...

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  • 13. Grutas de Garcia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This group of caves is several hundred feet above the floor of the canyon. It's about a 30 - 45 min. drive from downtown, depending on traffic and if you get lost. It was developed as a tourist...

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  • 14. Palacio de Gobierno

    El Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Nuevo León a través del tiempo, ha sido el espacio en donde se asentaron los poderes para normar la vida de los ciudadanos de Nuevo León. La exposición de este...

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  • 15. MARCO

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The excellent MARCO (35 peso entry) had an incredible exhibit of Maestros Mexicanos. There were two paintings I especially appreciated, one of birds that were trapped in ribbon (speaking of...

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  • 16. Churches

    Around this square, there are some colonial buildings,like The 'Capilla de los dulces Nombres'(chapel of the sweet names), built in 1838; the metropolitan Cathedral and the Mercantile...

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  • 17. Tribute to life-giving water

    In the centre of Monterrey, between Macroplaza and Plaza Zaragoza, the "Fuente de la Vida" can be found. This is a beautiful fountain made as a tribute to the...

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  • 18. Motorized Magnificence

    Inside the boundaries of the Parque Niños Heroes car lovers can find the Auto-mobile Museum, which harbours a small, but impressive collection of very fine...

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  • 19. Déjeuner sur l'herbe

    For those who want a breather away from the never ending hustle and bustle of this megacity, a visit to one of the city's parks is advisable. In particular the...

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  • 20. Relaxing in industrial history's shade

    One of the biggest and most well maintained parks in the city of Monterrey is Parque Fundidora. Having formerly been a steelworks, it has now been converted...

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  • 21. Romantic boatride in the city center

    Between the city center, off Macroplaza, and Parque Fundidora, the former steelworks, runs a canal, called Paseo de Santa Lucia. Stretching some 2,5 kms it can...

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  • 22. Beautiful beasties

    La Pastora animal park is the local zoo, beautifully established with what looks like a little village right beyond the entrance gates. Behind that village is...

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  • 23. Natural beauty at the city's edge

    At the edge of the city there is Chipinque ecological park (Parque Ecologico Chipinque), ath the foot of the mountain behind it. At the end of a road leading...

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  • 24. Baseball Hall of Fame

    Sponsered and operated by Cuahtemoc Brewery, it's worth a look. The emphasis is on Mexican baseball stars but there names Americans will recognize as well....

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  • 25. Zona Rosa: pulsating Centro life

    I walked to the Zona Rosa which was rich with human imagery. Pedestrian-only Morelos was teeming with shoppers; plenty of stylish teenagers and 20-somethings....

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