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Things to do in Monterrey

There are plenty of things to do in Monterrey. It is the capital of Nuevo Leon state in Mexico is rich in history and culture. It is the most modern and “Americanized” city in all of Mexico. There are plenty of things to do in Monterrey, below are the top 5.

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Things to do in Monterrey: Santa Lucia Riverwalk

Santa Lucia Riverwalk, an artificial river built between 1996 and 2007. It currently joins the Macroplaza with the Fundidora Park. This reminds me of the riverwalk we saw in Providence, Rhode Island. Since being there I have wished we had one of those in San Diego!

Monterrey - Nuevo Leon
Monterrey Nuevo Leon

Sites in Monterrey: Faro del Comercio

Faro del Comercio (Lighthouse of Commerce), another trademark of the city. This monuments beams a green laser around the city at night.

Monterrey Palacio del Gobierno
Monterrey Palacio del Gobierno

Things to do in Monterrey: Puente de la Unidad

Puente de la Unidad (sometimes called Puente Atirantado) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Río Santa Catarina and joins San Pedro Garza García with Monterrey.

Monterrey Map
Monterrey Map

Sites of Monterrey: Cola de Caballo

Cola de Caballo (Spanish for “Horse Tail”) is a waterfall about 40km (25mi) from Monterrey, Mexico, in the town of Villa de Santiago, Nuevo León. It is open to the public and is accessible via a walking path.

Things to do in Monterrey: Grutas de Garcia

Grutas de Garcia – an extensive (2km?) cave system located northwest in the Villa de Garcia. A scenic “chair-lift” vehicle lifts visitors to the caves’ entrance hundreds of feet above, on the hill slope.

One of the most populated cities in the Republic of Mexico this great modern city continues to grow and expand. The government is strict with law enforcement. The city is environmentally conscientious and the people are generous. The vibe throughout the city is high energy, love and fun. The things to do in Monterrey listed above are great examples of popular spots. But don’t let that stop you from further exploring this marvelous city.

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