Monterrey is one of the most important cities in Mexico from an economic and industrial point of view. It is the capital of the state of Nuevo León and is known as “The City of the Mountains” because it is bordered by the Sierra Madre and in particular by the Cerro de la Silla itself, which is an iconic part of the city.
If you plan to visit Monterrey, then you should optimize your time, otherwise, you will not be able to get to know everything that is really essential in this city, as it has imposing historical buildings, interesting museums, and the most outstanding regional cuisine. For this reason, we invite you to discover the most important places in Monterrey in the following list so that you can put together your tourist itinerary…
On the outskirts of Monterrey, you will find a 100% natural adventure where tourists can take a tour on board a bus and feed the more than 50 species of animals that roam freely.
Cola de Caballo Ecotourism Park
It is an impressive waterfall that is more than 25 meters high with viewpoints to enjoy the landscapes and areas that are ideal for organizing a picnic.
It is one of the best areas of the city to have a drink and dance as it preserves the beauty and tradition of its colonial structures in the buildings.
Steel Museum Furnace 3
The old Foundry of Monterrey is now an Interactive Science and Technology Center where you can spend the day in its Steel Gallery, the History Gallery, watching the Furnace Show, or enjoying a panoramic view from the Paseo de la Cima.
Hill of the Chair
It is a curious natural formation that represents the emblem of the state of Nueva León. Do not hesitate to take a picture and capture the moment when you visit it!
Santa Lucia walk
It is a beautiful artificial canal with a pedestrian walkway where you can walk enjoying murals by artists from Monterrey, illuminated fountains, museums, restaurants and bridges. Parallel to this beautiful tributary you will find small cafes that promise a very pleasant afternoon, and fountains that you cannot stop photographing.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (MACRO)
It has an impressive collection of great artists destined for the dissemination of international art, with proposals from Latin American exhibitors who visit its rooms three and four times a year.
Sesame Street Park
It is a theme park based on the same television program that the little ones will love since there you will find the favourite characters of this children’s television series.
Chipinque Ecological Park
It is a protected area of more than 1,000 hectares dedicated to the conservation of local biodiversity but also to the recreation of the Monterrey residents. You can also cool off in its natural pools, walk along the trails, practice canyoning and enjoy an impressive view of its famous 75-meter waterfall.
Museum of Mexican History
This museum, which was inaugurated in 1994, has the largest and most important collection of history in the north of the country. With more than 1,200 exhibits, it tells the story of Mexico from pre-Hispanic times to the 20th century.
These are the main tourist destinations in Monterrey. As you can see, the variety of options is great and surely there are other sites of interest to name. We invite you to leave us comments with your favourite places that you have visited there.