Monterrey, capital of the Nuevo Leon state, is the third
largest city of Mexico and is located 150 miles south of Laredo, Texas,
in a valley surrounded by mountains. Its moderate, dry climate, cool
mountains, and hot springs make Monterrey a popular resort.
Monterrey is home to many eighteen and-nineteen century
buildings. Some of these buildings are the Old Municipal Palace
(nineteen century), the Government Palace (early twentieth century), the
Museum of Obispado (eighteen century), the Sanctuary Of Guadalupe
(nineteen century), the Temple of The Sacred Heart of Jesus (nineteen
century), the Chappel of Sweet Names (nineteen century) and the
Cathedral (eighteen Century).
Monterrey also has recreation areas, such as Plaza de
Armas, Plaza de la Purisima, Plaza Zaragoza, Macroplaza and the recently
created Parque Fundidora -located in the old Fundidora de Monterrey
There are plenty of museums, such as: Regional Museum of
Nuevo Leon, Museum of Obispado, Mexican History Museum, Contemporary Art
Museum (MARCO), Monterrey Museum, Glass Museum, and Alfa Cultural
In the outskirts of Monterrey are several natural attractions, such as
the Cerro de la Silla, where you can go hiking. Another beautiful peak
is Mitras, also ideal for mountain climbing. Another mountain ride is
Chipinque, where you can walk to, or drive.