The 10 Best Things to Do in Monterrey, Mexico

October 24, 2017 Joeann Galban

Monterrey (Spanish pronunciation: [monteˈrei] ( listen)), is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, in Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and is the country's ninth-largest city. Monterrey serves as a commercial center of northern Mexico and is the base of many significant international corporations.
Restaurants in Monterrey

1. Parque Ecologico Chipinque

Camino a Meseta de Chipinque | 12 Km. al sur de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico 52-8-3356979
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4.5 based on 866 reviews

Parque Ecologico Chipinque

Wooded park on the top of a mountain overlooking the city of Monterrey; a great place to bike, hike and jog.

Reviewed By Sy B - Tamaulipas, Mexico

I regret not visiting Chipinque before. Now i come back everytime I am in Monterrey!!
It's a perfect spot to forget about the city, the place is great if you bring your own car and stop in the different views until the top of the hill. Very safe place, lots of families and security; but even with that, its very private and you can easily have a romantic/quiet picnic in one of the amazing benches surrounded by beautiful nature. There are some animals too, i have only seen raccoons.
Don't miss visiting Chipinque ;)

2. Parque Fundidora

Avenida Fundidora y Adolfo Prieto S/N | Colonia Obrera, Monterrey 64010, Mexico +52 81 8126 8500
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Parque Fundidora

The park once belonging to an Iron and Steel Melting Company now is a cultural center containing museums, concert halls and an amusement park.

Reviewed By METRUN360

Nice place to ride a bike or stroll around. Interesting use of an old industrial site. You can see the Mountains surrounding the city and there are quite a few sites within the park.

3. Museo del Acero Horno 3

Av. Fundidora | and Adolfo Prieto, Parque Fundidora, Monterrey 64010, Mexico +52 81 8126 1100
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4.5 based on 567 reviews

Museo del Acero Horno 3

History of Horno Alto Nº 3, Horno Alto Nº 3 was designed by Arthur G. McKee & Co. from Cleveland, Ohio. The installation began in October 1965 and it began operating in January 1968, with the capacity to produce 1,500 to 2,000 tons of cast iron per day. It had the most advanced technologies, notable among which were the electronic programmer of raw materials and the automatic system for the control of furnace combustion. With the beginning of operations of Horno Alto Nº 3, the Monterrey Foundry reached a production of a million tons of steel per year, which made it the most important steel mill in Mexico.

Reviewed By Suellen T - Perth, Australia

We had a large conference event in the location and it was superb. The food was lovely, the wait staff prompt and at tentative and the surroundings picturesque. The multimedia history presentation, complete with smoke, flames, video and light show was totally unexpected. What a...MoreThanks for the comments. See you soon!

4. Paseo de Santa Lucia

Dr. Coss, 445 Sur | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico +52 81 8126 8500
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Paseo de Santa Lucia

A historic street in downtown Monterrey passing through the Plaza de los 40 Años and the Mexican History Museum.

Reviewed By METRUN360

Average at best. Restaurant scene mentioned in other reviews seems pretty dim. Not much to see along the river except some highways and buildings ... pretty artificial.

5. Grutas de Garcia

Carretera 40 hacia Saltillo | 40 Km de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico 83903578
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4.5 based on 718 reviews

Grutas de Garcia

Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.

Reviewed By Warlocke - Irving, Texas

These are really just stalactites, stalagmites and a lot of rock formations but they were able to make them interesting by setting up various showcase spots. Make sure you bring a good camera that can capture low light situations to get nice pictures. I came in on a morning and on a weekday so the only other people there were a group of students. I did come in with my own tour guide as well so had no problems getting to the place and leaving, and I had him translate what the cave guide was saying. Overall, the facility was very well maintained, clean (even the restrooms), did not smell and was aptly lighted. If you have a half-day to spend and haven't been to any caves before or just love rock formations - then do visit.

6. Pueblo de Santiago

Carretera Federal No. 85 | 36 Km. al sureste de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
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4.5 based on 496 reviews

Pueblo de Santiago

A touristy town with cobbled streets and colonial buildings.

Reviewed By Cyngtz - Monterrey, Mexico

Classified as one of Mexico`s Magic towns, you should not miss Santiago. It is a little town with tons of charm.
Great restaurants line up the towns central plaza, surrounded by the church and the weekend goers.
Do take your time looking around and scouting for great food and quirky artisanal shops.

7. Cerro de la Silla

Monterrey, Mexico
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4.5 based on 171 reviews

Cerro de la Silla

Reviewed By KarolaRS

This lovely shaped mountain is a well-known symbol of the city of Monterrey. The hiking trail is about 5 km long to reach the top and the ascent is considered to be fairly difficult, taking approximately 3 hours to complete. A panoramic view of the city of Monterrey seen from the top is quite rewarding. I enjoyed viewing it at sunset from San Pedro suburb I used to live in when studying in Universidad de Monterrey!

8. Museo de Historia Mexicana

Dr Coss 445 | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico 2033 9898
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4.5 based on 280 reviews

Museo de Historia Mexicana

Museum delineates the history of Mexico from pre-historic times to the present.

Reviewed By Khaled I

The museum is good and the staff was friendly. We paid 40 pesos each for 2 museums. There are like 4 or 5 Exhibitions in the 2 museums. They contain regions history, Mexican culture and Mexican film history.you can take photos without flash. However,they isn't offer us any guide, so we explored the place by our own, most of the things there are in Spanish.the Atm machine in the museum is not working too. And yeah, we got 10% discount to the museum cafe.

9. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO)

Zuazua y Ocampo | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico 52-8-3424820
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4.5 based on 387 reviews

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO)

Housed in a beautiful building designed by world-famous architect Ricardo Legorreta, this museum features works of major Mexican and Latin American artists.

Reviewed By John C - Monterrey, Mexico

My family and I really enjoyed seeing the depth and breadth of work that goes into the makings of many of my the modern blockbusters we've enjoyed over the years - Shreck, How to train your dragon, Kung fu panda, etc. Truely worth while and very well set up!

10. Parque la Huasteca

situado al sur de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico 52-8-3374340
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4.5 based on 186 reviews

Parque la Huasteca

Rugged mountain great for rock climbing.

Reviewed By travellistics - Monterrey, Mexico

Super Scenic Place, Road is about 16 kms long and you end up at Presa Rompepicos, its great for mountain climbing, cycling and running (both trail and road). But choose well when to go. Weekends (from about 4 pm till late night) you can see crowds of people, families, dogs, but also lots of drunks. Early morning the place is desolated so that's not good either, unless you are going in group. Behind the Rompepicos, there are unpaved roads for trail running.

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