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Whether the purpose of your visit to Monterrey is business or pleasure, the City offers a variety of attractions you can enjoy during your stay. The Tourism Bureau of Nuevo León (@TurismoNL) presents us this list of the Top 9 attractions you cannot miss.
1. The Santa Lucia Riverwalk: The families’ favorite place. This walk connects the downtown area with the Fundidora Park, through a 1.5 mile water canal, which can be covered walking or by comfortable and safe motorboats. Santa Lucia is embelished with fountains, gardens, sculptures. At night a beautiful lightning gives the Riverwalk an enchanting look. Throughout the Riverwalk you can find several restaurants that vary from Mexican Gourmet to Italian.
2. The Northeastern Museum (MUNE), is one of the punctual projects of cultural infrastructure in Nuevo León. It is a dynamic space in which the Northeast forge is reflected, which includes the states of Nuevo León, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, and Texas, with an integrating vision. TIP: with your entrance ticket to the MUNE, you also have access to the Museum of Mexican History, and the Museum of the Government Palace, and it’s well worth the visit to the 3 of them. Wednesdays and Sundays entrance for the 3 museums is free. For more information you can visit http://www.3museos.com/ or you can follow them in Twitter @3museos.
3. Another space that represents a valuable cultural contribution is the Steel Museum, Horno 3, located in Fundidora Park, and built inside Blast Furnace #3. This space was conceived to reflect the industrial history of the city, and to impel knowledge of science and technology, in an interactive way. For more information you can visit www.horno3.org
4. Cerro de la Silla (“Saddle Hill”): This the most famous icon of Monterrey and the maximum symbol of our city. Honored since 1991 as a Natural Monument by the CONAP; this natural attraction can be appreciated practically from any point in Monterrey.
5. Bishop’s Palace and Mexican Flag Monument: From the most important historic colonial monument in North-East Mexico, it is possible to enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the city and admire one of the highest flags of our country.
6. Macroplaza (“Great Square”) and Barrio Antiguo (“Old Quarter”): Square in the heart of the city center surrounded by historic monuments and buildings that have marked Monterrey’s history. Just a few steps away, there’s Barrio Antiguo, considered the social and cultural heart of the city; during daytime you will be able to admire the architecture and cobbled streets, and at night you can enjoy the nightlife filled with music and illuminated streets.
7. Fundidora Park: Considered an Industrial Archaeology Museum, it manages to combine the ancient structures of the old Iron and Steel Foundry of Monterrey, with history, art and entertainment. Within its recreational facilities, you can find Horno 3, Center of the Arts, Ice Skating rink, amongst others. For more information you can visit: www.parquefundidora.org
8. Cultural Trolley Tour: It offers a tour through historic downtown Monterrey, in a trolley replicating the transportation used at the start of the 20th century, passing by the principal attractions of the city, and lead by a specialized guide.
9. An finally Sesame Street Park: This amusement park is located alongside Fundidora Park, it combines interactive rides and displays with the latest technology, bringing fun to the whole family. It has aquatic and mechanical rides, as well as entertaining shows with all the Sesame Street characters. For more information please visit: www.parqueplazasesamo.com
Published on: May 13, 2011