First Time Tourists Guide in Monterrey, Mexico

Image by Rick González from Flickr - Monterrey city

Monterrey is a city in Mexico, the capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo León

It takes only two hours from the Texas border to reach Monterrey

This city is the third largest and one of the most developed cities in Mexico

To get the maximum experience, visit Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Macroplaza, Museo de Historia Mexicana, and La Estanzuela Monterrey Natural Park

Don't forget to taste the typical food of Monterrey, it's a must to try Mole poblano with Cocktail Margarita for the drink

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SIGHTSEEING

Paseo Santa Lucía, Monterrey is an artificial river located in the heart of this city. Built-in 1996 until 2007, this place becomes a tourist attraction, especially for sightseeing. Usually, Paseo Santa Lucía is used as the place to display the most important attractions such as the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures' attractions.

Paseo Santa Lucía, Monterrey

Guided boat tours along a 1

5-mi

riverwalk bordered by fountains, cafes & murals by local artists

Address : Santa Lucia s/n, Centro, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

DOWNTOWN

Walking around in Fundidora Park is the best thing that you can do in Monterrey. Fundidora Park is a public park known as Parque Fundidora. This park was built in the location of the former Fundidora Monterrey company. The government has the initiative to build this park as a center of culture, business, and entertainment.

Fundidora Park

Public park offering amenities such as play areas, walking trails, an arena & Sesame Street Park

Address : Avenida Fundidora y, Adolfo Prieto S/N, Obrera, 64010 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

SHOPPING

Shopaholics! Come to Regalarte Gift Shop for souvenirs hunting. Regalarte Gift Shop provides handicraft items at affordable prices. Artesanias Mexicanas is another souvenir store you can visit. This store offers authentic Mexican goods made by locals.

Regalarte Gift Shop

Souvenir shop

Address : Av Paseo de los Leones 2416, Cumbres 3o. Sector, 64610 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Artesanias Mexicanas

Mexican Goods Store

Address : Pino Suarez 820 Norte, Centro, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

FOOD & DRINK

Complete your traveling by trying the typical food from Monterrey. Mole poblano is a popular food made of pepper and chocolate. Usually, this food is served at special events such as weddings, birthdays, Christmas, and baptisms. For the drink, you can try Cocktail Margarita. Cocktail Margarita has a blue color with a sour and fresh taste.

CULTURE

People of Monterrey speak Spanish to communicate with one other. Local people are called Regios, refers to the name of people from Monterrey.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Monterrey is between February to November. The temperature is warm, so it will be comfortable traveling here.

HOTEL

The first hotel recommendation is Grand Fiesta Americana Monterrey Valle. Grand Fiesta Americana Monterrey Valle is a 4-star hotel that offers a luxury vibe with the best facilities and good services. Another option is Gamma Monterrey Gran Hotel Ancira. Gamma Monterrey Gran Hotel Ancira is another 4-star hotel with affordable price. Here, you can spend your night in a comfortable room after a long flight and tiring day.

Grand Fiesta Americana Monterrey Valle

Hotel

Address : Av. Lázaro Cárdenas 2424, Col. Residencial San Agustín, San Pedro Garza García, 66260 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Gamma Monterrey Gran Hotel Ancira

Hotel

Address : Av. Melchor Ocampo # 443 Ote, Centro, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

RESTAURANT

Visit Mar del Zur restaurant to taste the typical and authentic food of Monterrey. This restaurant serves Mexican food, also Thai and Fusion cuisines. There is also vegetarian food served for vegetarians. You can also visit the popular restaurant in Monterrey, La Nacional. It provides the best food like an octopus as the main ingredient.

Mar del Zur

Good cocktails · Comfortable · Group

Address : Avenida José Vasconcelos 150 PB, Del Valle, 66220 San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico

La Nacional

Late night dishes · Good cocktails · Comfortable

Address : Avenida José Vasconcelos 150 PB, Del Valle, 66220 San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico

CAFE

Bread Panaderos Artesanales is a cafe in Monterrey that specializes in bread. You will find a variety of bread that is really recommended. If you are looking for a good coffee shop, Seabird Coffee is the answer. Seabird Coffee has a quiet, comfortable place that's good for hanging out with your travel buddies.

Bread Panaderos Artesanales

Bakery

Address : Avenida Humberto Lobo, Del Valle, 66220 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Seabird Coffee

Coffee shop

Address : Casa Abasolo, José Mariano Abasolo, Barrio Antiguo, Centro, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

If you are looking for a bar to spend your night, Mulligan's Mty can be the option. Mulligan's Mty is a bar with premier indoor golf. In this bar, you can spend your time playing golf while drinking the beers or cocktails. Next, Maverick is a famous bar in Monterrey with a classic decoration style. Maverick gives you a cozy atmosphere that will make your night memorable.

Mulligan's Mty

Bar games · Outdoor seating

Address : 2400 Avenida Lázaro Cárdenas, Zona Loma Larga Oriente, 66278 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Maverick

Good cocktails · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : Rio Mississippi 103D, Del Valle, 66220 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

INTERESTING PLACE

Come to Museo de Historia Mexicana to learn the history of Monterrey. Built-in 1994, this museum is divided into several rooms namely temporary exhibitions, video libraries, and auditoriums. Another interesting place is La Estanzuela Monterrey Natural Park. La Estanzuela Monterrey Natural Park is a waterfall and becomes a favorite place for the weekend.

Museo de Historia Mexicana

Modern museum housing regionally significant artifacts, temporary exhibits & a gift shop

Address : Dr José Ma. Coss 445, Centro, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

La Estanzuela Monterrey Natural Park

Scenic outdoor park with hiking trails, canyons & waterfalls, plus picnic shelters & an entry fee

Address : Camino, Antiguo Camino a Valle Alto S/N, La Estanzuela, 64780 Monterrey, Mexico

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey is the best place to take pictures. From this place, you can see contemporary art and other Instagramable corners. Another recommended place is the Macroplaza. Macroplaza is a town square located in the middle of the city. Built-in the early 1980s, this place is the seventh-largest plaza in the world. This town square offers monuments, small squares, and parks.

Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey

Museum showcasing contemporary art in a uniquely designed space with an outdoor sculpture garden

Address : Juan Zuazua, Padre Raymundo Jardón y, Centro, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Macroplaza

This huge plaza with monuments, fountains & gardens is surrounded by museums & other buildings

Address : Centro, 64000 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico