SEE THESE HISTORICAL SITES...
- Barrio Antiguo
Neighborhood lined with some of the oldest buildings in the city, some dating back to the 17th
Attraction type: Historic walking area
- Pueblo de Santiago
A tourist town with cobbled streets and colonial buildings.
Attraction type: Historic village
- El Obispado
High in the hills with sweeping views of Monterrey, the "Bishops Palace" is where U.S. forces under
Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexican garrison during the Mexican-American War.
Attraction type: Historic site
Tower of Commerce
You cannot miss this modern and dramatic sculpture that towers over Monterrey's Macro Plaza
in Main Square.
Attraction type: Statue
- Antiguo Palacio Federal Striking white government building dating back to 1928.
Attraction type: Historic site
- Explanada de los Heroes Esplanade dedicated to the memory of Mexico's heroes which features two monuments honoring
Benito Juárez and Don Miguel Hidalgo.
Attraction type: Monument
- Faro de Comercio
Monument designed by Luis BarragáÏ in honor of the commercial development of the area.
- Gran Plaza o Macroplaza
Main plaza where most of the city's historical monuments, museums and hotels are located.
type: Historic walking area
- 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.
Attraction type: Art museum
- Museo del Obispado
Beautiful building first built in 1787 as Bishop Fray Rafael Jose Verger's retirement home; now houses a Regional History
Museum delineating Nuevo Leon's complex history.
Attraction type: Landmark/point of interest; Museum
- Museo de Historia Mexicana
Museum delineates the history of Mexico from pre-historic times to the present
- Museo de Monterrey
Museum featuring the works of such notable artists like Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo
- Pinacoteca de Nuevo Leon
This important art museum houses the entire artistic heritage of the state of Nuevo Leon in Northern Mexico
This educational landmark traces the history and life of the ancient Mayan, Toltec and other native populations
Planetarium with educational exhibits on a variety of science topics including astronomy, physics and archeology
Popular local and national artists display their artwork at this cultural center for art.
- Centro Cultural Arte
Local and national artists display their paintings, sculpture and photography at this cultural center
The town of San
Pedro celebrates its history and culture with the exhibits in this museum
- Museo Estatal de las Culturas Populares
A museum displaying popular art from different regions of Mexico
- Museo Metropolitano de la Ciudad de Monterrey
historic building houses this history museum, featuring displays on the different cultural and artistic traditions of the
- Museo de Antropologia y Paleontologia
Small museum displays many of the fossil remains found nearby
de la Casa de los Titeres
A museum featuring beautiful puppets from around the world
- Museo de la Fauna y Ciencias
Naturales de Monterrey
A natural history museum containing over 100 different species of stuffed animals
- Museo del
This museum outlines the history of glass and the glass industry, featuring some beautiful examples of 20th-century
- Paseo de Santa Lucia
A historic street in downtown Monterrey passing through the Plaza de los 40 Años and the Mexican History Museum.
de la Fama del Beisbol Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame
Museum on the history of baseball in northern Mexico, featuring biographies of some of Mexicos best players; a must for
the baseball fan.
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