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Chipinque Ecological Park

There are 22.5 miles of trails traversing the mountain; activities include hiking, mountaineering, rappel, biking, camping, guided tours and excursions. Enjoy the diversity of birds and butterflies, relax in the playground area, visit the observatory, and observe the city in the decks or drink something in the cafeteria.

Location: Road to Chipinque km. 2.5, San Pedro Garza García, N.L.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 6:00 to 20:00 hrs.
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Estanzuela Park

Well known for its beautiful and pacific trails, with a 1.9 mille pathway surrounded by pine and oak trees forest. A river runs through the park with beautiful Aspen trees, which attracts kingfishers and momot and some crimson-collared grosbeak.

A two miles path paved with cobblestone runs through this beautiful wooded area. Walking by the river will lead you to the Cielo canyon, which is adorned by short waterfalls.

Location: Road to Valle Alto s/n La Estanzuela Monterrey, N.L.
Schedule: Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:30 hrs.
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Garcia Caves

This cave was discovered in 1843. Its formation happened more than 50 million years ago. You undoubtedly will be fascinated with its natural monuments and explore its impressive rock formations.

Location: Road to García km. 10 García, Nuevo León.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hrs.
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Santa Lucia’s River Walk

Built on the same place where the city was founded, the Santa Lucia’s River Walk connects the Macroplaza with the Fundidora Park, through a two miles long river surrounded by walkways bridges and fountains, as well as cultural, commercial and service facilities.

Enjoy a river cruise on board of touristic boats and learn about Monterrey.

Location: Dr. Coss y Juan I. Ramón 64000 Centro Monterrey
Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00 hrs. (touristic boats)
More information: Santa Lucia’s River Walk Website

The Fundidora Park

The Fundidora Park is located inside the urban area within the city. This modern park houses extensive walking tracks, an artificial lake, playgrounds for children and a 2.1 miles of road course which is popular for joggers, bicyclists and inline skaters, as well as facilities for cultural, business and entertainment events.

You can rent a bike to explore the park or use comfortable shoes if you prefer to walk.

Location: Av. Fundidora y Adolfo Prieto s/n64010 Col. Obrera, Monterrey
Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 6:00 to 23:00 hrs.
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Ecotourist Park Cola de Caballo

The waterfall streams flowing down from the Oriental Sierra Madre from 80-feet height resembles a horse’s tail. In this park, you can purchase crafts and typical candies; enjoy barbecue areas, as well as horse and / or wagon rides.

Location: Carretera 20 a Laguna de Sánchez km. 6 La Cieneguilla Santiago, N.L.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 8:30 to 18:00 hrs.
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Huasteca Canyon

This majestic mass of limestone with vertical cliffs is one of the most spectacular natural monuments in Mexico. This spectacular canyon represents an exciting challenge for climbers of all levels.

With roughly 180 climbing routes documented, this natural setting is ideal for hiking and mountaineering lovers.

Location: Carretera Federal No. 40 | 3 Km. To the south of Santa Catarina, Monterrey, México.
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Casa grande

At this restaurant you will find a warm family atmosphere of parents, grandparents and children who share and enjoy delicious food, Mexican of course, live music and a good service.

Location: Av. Vasconcelos 152 Pte.
Col. Tampiquito, San Pedro Garza García, N.L.
Tel: (81) 8338-6812, (81) 8338-6044
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Barra antigua

At this restaurant, you will have more than a meal. Although it specializes in Mexican cuisine, that is not the only attraction, as the atmosphere is very relaxed and festive. From Thursday through Saturday is possible to enjoy live music. If you enjoy singing, you cannot miss karaoke on Wednesdays!

Location: Av. Constitución 1030 Ote.
Barrio Antiguo, Monterrey, N.L.
Tel: (81) 8345-4848
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El Papalote

This restaurant serves Tex-Mex food. The meat is flavorful and you can taste it in tacos, fajitas and steaks. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed; ideal for spending some time with friends.

Location: Different branches. Sucursal Valle Manzanares #313 Col. del Valle,
San Pedro Garza García, N.L.
Tel: (81) 8335-3648
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El rey del cabrito

By tradition, the young goat is a representative dish of our state and this restaurant completes the picture perfectly, since that is their specialty. Choose the portion you prefer and enjoy. This restaurant also offers a variety of dishes based on meat.

Location: Constitución # 817 Ote.
Tel: (81) 8345-3352
Constitución #2219 Pte.
Tel: (81) 8348-8907
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Museo de historia Mexicana

Its building has three levels where you can find the more important historical exhibition of the north of Mexico. Learn in its three levels, in which there are three temporary exhibits and a permanent one.
Metropolitan Area, Monterrey, N.L.
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs., Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00 hrs
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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO)

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey exhibits important collections of contemporary art with emphasis on the dissemination of Latin American art.

Permanent and temporary exhibitions are offered, educational programs, courses and workshops. Moreover, in its restaurant you can enjoy Mexican dishes and snacks.

Location: Zuazua esq. Padre Raymundo Jardón,Area Metropolitana, Monterrey, N.L.
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs, Wednesdays from 10:00 to 20:00 hrs.
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Museo del Acero Horno 3

This museum offers a scientific and technological space where the exploration allows you to live a unique experience. Enjoy the galleries, the sound and light show with special effects, interactive exhibits and outdoor attractions.
Admire the Gallery Steel, which shows the production process of iron and steel, the events that forged the steel industry in the Gallery of History, the lights and sound show, etc.

Location: Av. Fundidora y Adolfo Prieto s/n Metropolitan Area, Monterrey, N.L
Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs., Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 to 19:00 hrs.
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Museo del Palacio de Gobierno

Located on the ground floor of the Government Palace, at this museum you can go back in time and get to know the legal, social and political history, of Nuevo Leon through its four galleries of exhibition.

Admire and get to know the ways of government, laws, economic and social activity as well as the history of the building on four topics: «Nuevo León, from kingdom to state», «From the forbidden to the permitted», «From subjects to citizens» and «Site Museum.»
Location: Zaragoza y 5 de Mayo s/n Metropolitan Area, Monterrey, N.L
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs. Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00 hrs.
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Museo Regional de Nuevo León El Obispado

The Regional History Museum of Nuevo Leon stands out as one of the main architectural and historic buildings of the city of Monterrey.

Visit and admire the most important site of the defense of Monterrey during the American invasion.

Location: Rafael José Verger s/n Area Metropolitana, Monterrey, N.L.
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00 hrs
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Planetario Alfa

Opened in 1978, it was created to promote scientific, technologic and artistic development of those who visit it. It has a garden with reproductions of pre-Hispanic pieces and a fountain. Among its facilities, the Universe Pavilion outstands.
Planetario Alfa, also has a high-tech observatory, a science garden, a pre-Hispanic garden, an open birdhouse and an IMAX screen theater, where moviegoers get the realistic sensations of feeling part of the movie.

Location: Av. Roberto Garza Sada No. 1000 66254 Col. Carrizalejo. Metropolitan Area, San Pedro Garza García, N.L.
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 15:30 to 20:00, Tuesdays to Fridays from 15:30 to 20:00, Satuday and Sunday from 11:30 to 20:00 hrs.
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Plaza Comercial Morelos

Located on what once was one of the most important avenues of Monterrey and now used by pedestrians.
In many shops, you can find all sorts of items from clothing, records, shoes, books, restaurants, crafts, etc.

Location: Morelos Ote. 64000 Centro Monterrey

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 a 20:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:30-20:00 hrs
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Galerías Monterrey

Galerias Monterrey is a very traditional shopping mall. It is the first shopping center with 23 years of being in the preference of the people. Its 162 locations offer a great variety of shopping, entertainment and restaurants.
Location: Av. Insurgentes 2500 Col. Vista Hermosa Monterrey.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday 10:00-21:00 hrs
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Galerias Valle Oriente

It combines fashion, exclusiveness and entertainment in a unique and fun environment since it has movie theaters, a food court as well as a four level parking lot.
It has big stores such as Liverpool, C & A and Cinepolis IMAX screen, and security 24 hours a day.

Location: Av. Lázaro Cárdenas 1000 Metropolitan Area, San Pedro Garza García, N.L.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 21:00 hrs.
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Paseo San Pedro

The newest mall where you will find the best shops such as el Palacio de Hierro, which is recognized by its leadership in fashion, quality and service and for being one of the best departmental shops.

Also, you will find car agencies, travel agencies, audio and video stores, restaurants, etc.

Location: Av. Gómez Morín y Av. José Vasconcelos Col. Del Valle San Pedro Garza García.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00 hrs
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Plaza Fiesta San Agustin

This mall counts with more than 400 exclusive stores, a food court and a huge parking lot; all this with security under the same roof. It also has VIP movie theaters as well as playgrounds for children, restaurants, a gym and a supermarket.

Location: Av. Real San Agustín 222 66260 Col. Residencial San Agustín San Pedro Garza García

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 hrs
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In general, “los regios” (people from Monterrey), love sports, either as fans or as participants. The most popular sports are soccer, baseball, basketball and football, and the most played individual sports are swimming, tennis and racing.

Two local teams play at a professional level, “Tigres” and “Monterrey” soccer Club.

If you like sports, you should attend any of the local stadiums. Here are our suggestions:

Estadio Universitario

The University Stadium is a soccer stadium located on the premises of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, in San Nicolas de los Garza, a municipality in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, in which the team “Tigres” receive their opponents. The stadium has hosted major soccer legends as Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pelé”, Diego Armando Maradona and Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia, among other soccer stars.

Location: Pedro de Alba, Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de Los Garza, N. L.
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Estadio Tecnológico

The Technological Stadium is located in the city of Monterrey, capital of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. It serves as a venue for the football team’s Wild Sheep Campus Monterrey Tec and Monterrey soccer Club, part of Mexico’s First Division.

Location: Ave. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur Col. Tecnológico C.P. 64849 Monterrey, N.L.
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Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey

The Baseball Stadium is one of the icons of the city of Monterrey. It is located at the north entrance of the city, next to Avenida Manuel L. Barragan, where more than 50,000 vehicles pass every day. Some of this traffic belongs to foreign visitors from Texas and local traffic. This avenue connects the north to the city’s industrial zone.

Location: Av. Manuel L. Barragán s/n Col. AltaVista sur Monterrey N.L.
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