Monterrey Travel and Hotel Information

MonterreyThe thriving, industrious sultana of the north, as Monterrey, the capital of the state of Monterrey, is fondly known, is a modern city with an intricate urban lay-out, characteristic of today’s metropolises, with numerous attractions.

Culture, history and entertainment are harmoniously blended in the shadow of the imposing Cerro de la Silla, the city’s distinctive symbol.

Map of Monterrey

The city has beautiful surroundings, meaning that the state provides several opportunities for ecotourism and adventure tourism. Grottoes, cascades, dams, canyons, mountains and fascinating villages are just some of the attractions that visitors will discover in the outskirts of Monterrey.

MonterreyMonterrey was founded in 1596 by Diego de Montemayor with the name of the Metropolitan City of our Lady of Monterrey, in honor of Gaspar de Zúńiga y Acevedo, the count of Monterrey and viceroy of New Spain at the time.

The city then became the capital of the New Kingdom of León.

Monterrey is the result of a long history of progress and work, particularly from the end of the 19th century onwards, when it spearheaded the country’s development.

MonterreyThis cosmopolitan city has combined colonial architecture with modern buildings, creating daring and unusual contrasts. Its main attractions are concentrated in the metropolitan area, particularly in the Macroplaza and its surroundings.

This area boasts civil and religious buildings, as well as a variety of interesting museums, that bear witness to four centuries of history.

Its industrial nature, together with the fact that it is a border state, have made Monterrey a wonderful shopping center, as well as a major business center, since it has modern, functional malls, and hotels equipped with conference halls. It is also the site of the largest business and convention center in Latin America.

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