DISCOVER MONTERREY FROM A TO Z
In any country, there is capital, as well as cities bearing the titles of cultural and economic centers, and Mexico in this regard is no exception. So the business and industrial center of this country is considered to be the city of Monterrey, which is also the capital city of the state of Nuevo Leon.
THINGS TO DO IN MONTERREY
1. Fundidora and Paseo Santa Lucía
To get the day off to a good start in Monterrey you can go for a bike ride or walk on the 3.4-kilometer track in Parque Fundidora and exercise at one of the 10 outdoor sports stations. You can also visit Oven 3, where you can eat at the Lingote restaurant, go through the galleries where they tell you about the work inside the oven and even jump from the Tyrolese.
Within this park, there is also the Papalote Museo del Niño, Muscera, the Centro de las Artes, Cineteca, Loroventura Park and an Ice Rink for skating.
Or, you can walk to Paseo Santa Lucía and walk or take a boat along the 2.3 kilometers of the longest artificial river in Latin America, considered one of Mexico's 13 man-made wonders. Along the way, you can find food shops, illuminated fountains, and murals of great Regiomontanus artists.
Just at the end of Paseo Santa Lucía, you will find the Museum of Mexican History, which is part of the 3 Museums complex, along with the Palace Museum and the Museum of the Northeast, located in the same area.
Also, at a distance of one kilometer (13 minutes walking) you will find the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), and in front of it, crossing the Macroplaza, the Metropolitan Museum is located on Zuazua Avenue.
The cultural sites in downtown Monterrey are also hidden in the streets of the Old Town, some of them are: the Bam Cultural Center, the Gallery of Contemporary Art and the State Museum of Popular Cultures, which are located on Abasolo Street, as well as antique houses known as the Bazar los Bisabuelos and the Bazar Las Palomas, in the street Padre Raymundo Jardón.
3. Old Quarter
The Old Town is known for its culture during the day and its good music at night. It is the historic quarter of Monterrey with cobbled streets and colonial architecture. Here you can also find many restaurants and bars, mainly on Morelos Street.
In El Barrio, there are places for all musical tastes, from salsa, jazz, rock, heavy metal, reggae, rap, hip hop, indie, and even reguetón. In addition, Sundays are filled with urban art in the Art Corridor.
You can not leave Monterrey without taking a picture with the Cerro de la Silla in the background, for a better postcard we recommend you go to Mirador Asta Bandera, also known as Mirador del Obispado, which is just over 3 kilometers from downtown Monterrey.
This place is ideal to admire the city and its mountains, here you can see the sunset or enjoy the fresh air at night. In addition, you will be able to appreciate the second largest monumental flag of Mexico.
It is said that in the Sultanate of the North the best hobby is found, but what better than to visit one of the stadiums to check it out. In the municipality of San Nicolás is the University Stadium, where, according to the fans, "La Ola" was born. Also, in Guadeloupe, you can visit the BBVA Bancomer Stadium, which was chosen to be one of the host stadiums for the 2026 World Cup. And if you prefer to enjoy the "King of Sports", don't miss the Monterrey Baseball Stadium.
6. Roast Meat
It is the favorite culinary activity of many in the region. Before ending your stay in the city, we recommend you try it.
Also, the recommendation is to visit the Estanzuela waterfalls and climb the Cerro de la Silla.
Tourism in the city has grown in recent years, an example of which occurred last March, when Monterrey was placed worldwide as the favorite destination for Airbnb users to vacation in Easter, followed by Carolina, Puerto Rico; Santos, Brazil; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Dapa, Philippines.
In case of criminal incidence, EU issues travel alert for Nuevo Leon
The U.S. government issued a travel alert for Nuevo Leon due to the incidence of crime, so it asked its citizens to be cautious about violent acts such as murder, kidnapping, car theft and robberies in 16 entities.
In a statement issued by the State Department, it warned that given the limited capacity to provide relief in Mexican territory, U.S. government employees cannot travel between cities after dark, cannot take taxis on the street, and must rely on dispatched vehicles, even from application-based services such as Uber from taxi bases.
They are also prohibited from driving from the border into or out of the interior of Mexico, with the exception of daytime trips within Baja California, between Nogales and Hermosillo on Mexican Federal Highway 15D, and between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey on Highway 85D.
Government Secretary-General Manuel Gonzalez said they will ask for an explanation and to know what considerations they took to issue the alert. He said that foreign investment and employment reveal the level of security that exists in the state.