Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon State in Mexico is rich in history and culture. Monterrey is called the most modern and “Americanized” city in all of Mexico.

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

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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.

4) 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.

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

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