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Country: Mexico
State: Nuevo Leon
City: Monterrey
Type of Location: Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Monterrey has two airports. All commercial flights use Monterrey International (MTY) -- the city's main airport. Private and cargo carriers use Del Norte Airport.
General Mariano Escobedo International Airport(IATA: MTY) (ICAO: MMMY)
Del Norte Airport (ICAO: MMAN),

By bus

Monterrey's Central de Autobuses is the hub of bus transportation in the city and is the largest bus station in northern Mexico. The station has bays for more than 100 buses to simultaneously load or unload. It is served by more than a dozen first-class bus lines and dozens more second-class bus lines. Trans-border buses go between Monterrey and cities throughout the United States while long distance buses go from Monterrey to other major Mexican bus hubs and to every notable city in northern Mexico.

By car

Monterrey is about 200km south of the U.S./Mexico border. The most common border crossings, both in South Texas, used to get to Monterrey are Laredo/Nuevo Laredo and McAllen-Hidalgo/Reynosa. The travel time from either Reynosa or Nuevo Laredo is about two hours. Many regios (As residents of Monterrey are nicknamed) drive to San Antonio and all points north through Puente Colombia outside of Nuevo Laredo. This can be attributed to safety paranoia following sensational press coverage of Nuevo Laredo's international drug trade violence.

Key places to visit
Palacio de Gobierno, Loma Larga Tunnel, Macroplaza, Cerro de la Silla, Cerro del Obispado, Faro del Comercio, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey


Places to Visit

Palacio de Gobierno

The Palacio de Gobierno is the name given to the neoclassical construction located in the northernmost point of the Macroplaza in Monterrey, the capital city of the Mexican state of Nuevo León. The Palacio de Gobierno is the building where the office of the governor is located.

Loma Larga Tunnel

Loma Larga Tunnel, or, as it is known by the locals, Túnel de la Loma Larga, is a man made tunnel constructed in the bowels of the Cerro de la Loma Larga, in the limits of the cities of Monterrey and San Pedro Garza García in Nuevo León, México.


The Macroplaza or La Gran Plaza is a town square or plaza located in the heart of the city of Monterrey, Mexico.
The Macroplaza was built in the early 1980s during the governorship of Alfonso Martínez Domínguez. The construction of the Macroplaza required the demolition of several old buildings and houses including a famous movie theater.

Cerro de la Silla

Monterrey's most famous landmark is the saddle-shaped mountain that dominates the local skyline. There are also hiking trails to its peak, if you're athletically inclined.

Cerro del Obispado

Historical site, originally home of the Bishop de Monterrey, with excellent views of the city. Home to a small regional history museum with a clerical bent. The Obispado can be easily spotted by virtue of its enormous Mexican flag, flying proudly beside it.

Faro del Comercio

Faro del Comercio is a monument designed by the accomplished Mexican architect Luis Barragán and constructed in 1984 by architect Raúl Ferrera. It is a recognizable sight in Monterrey among many other modern manmade landmarks, such as Neptune's Fountain (Fuente de la Vida), the Monterrey City Hall, the Papal Bridge (El Puente del Papa), and the Bridge of Unity (Puente de la Unidad) in San Pedro, connecting that municipality to Monterrey.

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (abbreviated as MARCO) is one of the leading museums of contemporary art in Mexico. It is located in the heart of Monterrey next to the Macroplaza and Barrio Antiguo. MARCO was inaugurated on June 28, 1991, was designed by internationally renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta in a postmodern, minimalist style.


Right Time to Visit

March - May
October - November


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