Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Monterrey

Horno3

Blast Furnace No 3 in the former industrial site of the Parque Fundidora has been converted into Horno3, an exceptionally impressive high-tech, hands-on museum devoted to Mexico’s steel industry. No expense has been…
Top Choice Park in Monterrey

Parque Ecológico Chipinque

This stunning mountainside section of the Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey is just 12km from downtown. There's great hiking and mountain-biking on almost 80km of trails through dense forest and up rocky peaks, i…
Top Choice Park in Monterrey

Paseo Santa Lucía

The stunning 2.4km promenade of Paseo Santa Lucía is a world-class example of urban regeneration. This (artificial) river forms a turquoise ribbon through the heart of industrial Monterrey. Take a stroll down this d…
Top Choice Museum in Monterrey

Museo de Historia Mexicana

This sleek modernist museum on the Plaza 400 Años presents an extensive but easily manageable chronological history of Mexico. In the heart of the museum, there’s also an Earth section, full of mounted animals and r…
Plaza in Monterrey

Macroplaza

A monument to Monterrey’s late-20th-century ambition, this city-block-wide series of interconnected squares, also known as the Gran Plaza, was created in the 1980s by the demolition of a prime chunk of city-center r…
Park in Monterrey

Parque Fundidora

Formerly a vast steel-factory complex, this once-blighted industrial zone has been transformed into a huge urban park. Designers cleverly retained the iconic smoke stacks and industrial relics to give a surreal and …
Museum in Monterrey

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Don't miss the terrific Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, its entrance marked by Juan Soriano's gigantic black dove sculpture. Inside, its idiosyncratic spaces are filled with water and light, and major exhibitions (almo…
Tower in Monterrey

Faro del Comercio

At the southern end of the Macroplaza, the red 70m concrete tower Faro del Comercio ('Lighthouse of Commerce') soars above the city, its green lasers piercing the night sky. Designed in 1984 by renown Mexican archit…
Arts Center in Monterrey

Centro de las Artes

Four disemboweled redbrick factories compose the Centro de las Artes: Nave Generadores and CONARTE feature rotating modern-art exhibitions; Nave Dos is home to a stage; and Cineteca-Fototeca has photo exhibits as we…
Museum in Monterrey

Museo del Palacio

Sister to the Museo de Historia Mexicana and Museo del Noreste, this small museum in the Palacio de Gobierno focuses on the history of the state of Nuevo Leon. Multimedia exhibits and artifacts reflect the state's l…