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Macro Plaza and Government Palace, Monterrey Monterrey is considered the richest city in the country; sometimes it is also named the North Sultan. Today this is a large tourist and shopping center and so the offices of all major companies of the country are located there.
The best introduction for tourists to the sightseeing attractions of Monterrey is the stroll through the central square Macroplasa. It was established over 30 year ago. The large square is … Open
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Monterrey is the most progressive city in Mexico. Visitors will find numerous tourist complexes, hotels and inns in Monterrey. Due to the fact that the city is perfectly planned, the observation of local sights and memorable places is very convenient. The choice of modern shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment venues, cultural attractions and museums is so rich that it is simply impossible to cover them all in one description. We just need to mention that the restaurants and cafes serve dishes of all popular world cuisines. Entertainment centers provide various activities for children.
Due to the fact that the local landscape is mostly a desert punctuated by canyons and mountain slopes, the resorts of Monterrey organize a large number of sport entertainments. You can rent a bike and make a ride to the mountains, drive a jeep through the desert, or simply explore the local beauty on foot. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Setting off for a city round alone is much better during day time meanwhile in the evening it is better to avoid such alone walks. The only transport available in the evening and during … Open
The central square called Marco Plaza is not only the most remarkable place in the city, but also the location of the highest monument called Faro del Comercio. In fact, the square is a complex of several areas, which are connected by numerous alleys and parks. The territory is decorated by amazing fountains, and here you will also find several shopping pavilions that sell amazing souvenirs. The area that surrounds the square is the location of several theaters and a majestic building of the Cathedral.
The Metropolitan Museum really stands out among the cultural facilities of Monterrey. The construction of its building began back in the 17th century and lasted until 1887. In 1974 it was recognized as a monument of national importance, and a few years later a museum was opened here. Four spacious exhibition halls present an interesting collection of historical exhibits. Besides that, the museum often hosts various educational and cultural events.
Local cuisine is one of the most popular and admired all over the world. Regardless of the simplicity of the ingredients the cooks are using in the process, the treats turn just delicious. … Open
All nature lovers will get the opportunity to go on a tour of the wonderful Cola de Caballo waterfall. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Monterrey, among the picturesque ravines and lush exotic vegetation. A very convenient walking path leads to the waterfall where you'll find specially equipped bridges and observation platforms.
A highly unusual city attraction is Fundidora Park. It's hard to imagine that not that long ago on its site there was a large metallurgic plant that operated for almost a hundred years from 1900. The plant has been abandoned for some years after its bankruptcy until it was decided to open the territory to the public. Today, there are many old industrial buildings that are considered popular attractions. The vast territory accommodates museums and exhibition halls as well as various sports grounds and playgrounds.
Good humor and positive attitude are the main features of local people, they are open to communication and are eager to make new acquaintances. They meet international travelers warmly … Open
When traveling through Monterrey, fans of historical attractions should definitely schedule a visit to Templo de San Luis Gonzaga. The construction of the church began in 1898 and lasted 25 years. The beautiful church is the only Neo-Gothic-style building in the city. It was possible to preserve an original beautiful interior, including a richly decorated altar.
The Museum of Mexican History was opened in a modern building relatively recently, in 1994. Its halls, the total area of which is 15,000 square meters, offer interesting collections of historical, ethnographic and archaeological exhibits. A significant part of the cultural center is occupied by a library, while there are also a cinema hall and a cafe.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Monterrey
♥   Shopping area ' Calzada del Valle' Monterrey, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Monterrey
♥   National Park 'Cumbres de Monterrey' , 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Ing. Gerardo Cruickshank García' , 33.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'El Sabinal' , 83.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Mexico: things to see

A country with rich history, Mexico is home to unique sights of ancient civilizations. The country attracts not only fans of hot countries and beach rest, but also people who are keen on history, numerous scientists and archaeologists. In Mexico you can see the internationally famous Mayan pyramids, Aztec monuments and ancient settlements mentioned in many legends and mysterious stories. Those, who want to see settlements of old tribes with their own eyes, should definitely make a trip to pyramids of Teotihuacan. The largest two pyramids are located in this “ghost city”. These are the pyramids of Moon and Sun, the height of which estimates 150 and 225 metres respectively. The temple of Quetzalcoatl, the most powerful and honoured god according to Maya, is located nearby. … Open
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