Monterrey Travel Guide

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the big square

the big square


Founded in the 16-th century and named after the Spanish Viceroy Count Monterrey, the city of Monterrey is the most important city in the north of Mexico and an industrial and economic powerhouse.

Monterrey is Mexico’s third largest city; it's not one of those laid back towns with colonial architecture you've seen in the movies. It's vibrant and full of life. The Gran Plaza of Monterrey is the center for the state government of Nuevo León. The Plaza’s modern buildings, gardens, and monuments are a reflection of the city that has fully embraced the spirit of modern industrialism.

Monterrey is surrounded by the Sierra Madre mountains. The city is set at an elevation of 1,800 feet above sea level. Monterrey is the main transport hub of the north and there are many routes into and out of Monterrey, including excellent highways, railroads, and Monterrey’s international airport which offers daily flights to and from many cities in Mexico and the United States.

The city is spread out, but remains relatively crowded. The city is wealthier than most other Mexican cities, and consequently, the prices here tend to be higher. Despite the minor disadvantages, Monterrey is a beautiful, modern city that has much to offer both in business and tourism.

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