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A Foundry Bucket for Molten Metal Welcomes Visitors to The Parque Fundidora, Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico
A Foundry Bucket for Molten Metal Welcomes Visitors to The Parque Fundidora, Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico

Travel Insights for the State of Nuevo León

Magno Travel Insights for the State of Nuevo León

Traveling in Mexico and in the State of Nuevo León with the Insights of Franco Magno

The powerful state of Nuevo León. Hi! Magno readers. The Magno Insights are some of the learnings I’ve come to after 25 years of traveling experience in Mexico. By taking advantage of these inputs, you’ll go a little beyond on your trips in Mexico. Please take advantage of these recommendations that I consider useful for any kind of visitor.

So, some recommendations for the state of Nuevo León are:

 

* What state of Mexico results from combining modernity, high-end services, mountains, canyons, waterfalls, first-line guided tours, first-class hotel, gastronomic, and transportation options?

MTY Means Monterrey. Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico
MTY Means Monterrey. Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico

What state of Mexico results from an interesting mixture from magical villages, amazing natural parks, caves, history, and top-notch beer, industrial, and sports culture?

Well, a cocktail called Nuevo León state.

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* Where do you start such a real adventure?

Well, in the very heart where the magic begins, or at least, the starting point to a great journey: Monterrey capital city.

I recommend starting to conquer Nuevo León precisely here since the also known “Sultana del Norte” has endless activities for everyone. For the young and elders, for history, culture, and ecotourism lovers. For having great memories and adventures in full contact with nature.

* Magno “Regiomontano” recommendation number one. Let’s start the Magno way. I mean having a great time. Let’s start with the “Macroplaza.”

What is considered the world’s fifth-largest public square, is located right in Monterrey’s heart. Over there, you can start by admiring the “Museo del Palacio de Gobierno,” which is an architectural postcard in Monterrey by itself.

Before arriving at the “Padre Mier” avenue, you’ll meet the god “Neptune” and his spectacular water fountain. You can also walk through the Macroplaza park, and within walking distance, you’ll run into the imposing “Faro del Comercio.”

A modern architectural work designed by the renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán, which, at night, emits a laser beam that creates a unique point of interest easily identifiable from anywhere in the city.

A Foundry Bucket for Molten Metal Welcomes Visitors to The Parque Fundidora, Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico
A Foundry Bucket for Molten Metal Welcomes Visitors to The Parque Fundidora, Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico

Also, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the “Metropolitan Museum of Monterrey.”

More surprises come from the hand of the “Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey,” or rather known as the “Marco.”

The “Museum of the Northeast” and the “Museum of Mexican History,” all there near the Macroplaza, will complement your starting travel plan.

A little beyond the Macroplaza, you’ll have the “Obispado,” an ancient baroque palace worth admiring.

* The Magno travel Intelligence in Monterrey begins. Don’t think at all avoid visiting the “Monterrey Histórico,” or the same as in other Mexico’s cities, the Historic Center.

Located just one block distance from the Macroplaza, accessing from the “Padre Mier” avenue and between the streets of “Dr. José María Coss and “General Francisco Naranjo.”

Tthe beautiful colonial buildings that align there with each other will delight you with interesting options that this neighborhood has for the visitor.

Fantastic options such as cafes, bars, art galleries, and restaurants surrounded by a lively ambiance where delicious gastronomy options are available to any visitor’s view.

The opportunity to experience unique moments in the company of traveling friends is here. Monterrey’s heart is definitely here.

Nuevo León is great, isn’t it? Let me suggest you rent a car to drive in Nuevo León and Monterrey.

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Night View of The Antiguo Palacio Municipal de Monterrey, Now Housing the Monterrey Capital City Metropolitan Museum, Nuevo León State, Mexico
Night View of The Antiguo Palacio Municipal de Monterrey, Now Housing the Monterrey Capital City Metropolitan Museum, Nuevo León State, Mexico

* And the “Regiomontana” personality, where will you see it?

In the “Parque Fundidora” and its “Museo del Acero Horno 3.” Here is the place where Monterrey’s industrious personality saw its first light in history.

It’s quite a tourist attraction with amazing travel rides escorted by giant foundries, a sound and light show at night, galleries, and a restaurant with a fascinating view.

Not to be missed at all.

* More top-notch attractions. I advise not to take long and go right away to the “Paseo de Santa Lucía.” This artificial river offers endless delightful lifestyle moments.

You take one of the boats at the dock inside the same Parque Fundidora,” and enjoy a tour of amazement and tranquility. If you wish, on its banks, almost at the end of the course, you can find an excellent gastronomic option by the “Tenerias” restaurant’s hand. Spending delicious moments in the company of friends is an experience totally apart from the common ones.

You can also have great culture lessons in Monterrey through its museums located along the pedestrian walkway surrounding the Paseo de Santa Lucía and the Macroplaza. The “Museo de Historia Mexicana, along with the ones I mentioned above, the “Museo del Palacio,” and the “Museo del Noreste” will give you a whole panorama about Mexico’s northern lands culture.

In the surroundings of all these museums and the Macroplaza, selfies surrounded by bridges, beautiful fountains, and majestic views of “Cerro de la Silla” will delight postcard-thirsty photographers.

* Magno recommendation number two. Nature calls the adventurers in Monterrey. The “La Huasteca” park,  in the “Santa Catarina” municipality. A magnificent place for hiking tours, flora and fauna contemplation, abseiling, canyoning, and camping options.

* Magno recommendation number three. More nature, of course, because you are in the “Sultana del Norte,” and here there are real nature adventures. You can pay a visit to the imposing “Chipinque” ecological park, south of Monterrey, in the San Pedro Garza García municipality.

Detail of The Fuente de Neptuno, or Also Known as The Fuente de la Vida, Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico
Detail of The Fuente de Neptuno, or Also Known as The Fuente de la Vida, Monterrey Capital City, Nuevo León State, Mexico

Here, you can continue exercising your camera with more and more photographs in its scenic viewpoints, hiking, and flora and fauna contemplation, besides the options for hiking and exercising outdoors.

This natural area is affluent in natural resources.

Some activities that may impact nature are restricted, which are shown at the park’s entrance.

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* More delicious advice? No problem.

Don’t forget the king of Monterrey’s dish, the “El Cabrito al Horno” (roasted goat in the wood oven). A succulent delicacy, the traditional one is seasoned with condiments. The “Regios” taste it with a cold beer. Bon appetit! and enjoy your unmissable Monterrey’s meal.

* The Santiago municipality and its magical village too. Just to the south of the capital city, you have this beautiful spot, full of history, culture, and nature, framed by the “Cumbres de Monterrey National Park.”

Let me start by its beautiful Historic Center, and its quaint colonial buildings such as the “Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol,” the History Museum, the “Miguel Hidalgo” and “Melchor Ocampo” square.

More live postcard options come from the open-air theater, the “Casa del Arte y la Cultura,” in addition to the viewpoint that give you colorful views in its unforgettable sunsets.

Besides, approximately 20 minutes from Santiago, you’ll find the wonderful and refreshing “Matacanes” canyon, where besides practicing the selfies sport is a must. You can also marvel at your senses at its water pools, underground river waterfalls, and caves.

Sunset View of The Cerro de la Silla, Monterrey, Nuevo León State, Mexico
Sunset View of The Cerro de la Silla, Monterrey, Nuevo León State, Mexico

Taking a refreshing dip into these pools has a do-it-right-now tag.

Moreover, rappeling will tempt you to conquer those vertical walls.

Some mountain biking and hiking aren’t bad at all, delighting your senses with local flora and fauna.

Let me not forget one of Nuevo León’s state wonders, south of Santiago.

Over there, you’ll have the state’s famous and refreshing waterfall, “Cola de Caballo.” With its 25 meters (82 feet) drop within the ecotourism park of the same name, it’s one of those state destinations not to miss it out at all.

This nature site offers you several scenic viewpoints to capture the works of living art that this landscape gives you at sight. You can venture a little by hiking, mountain biking, horse rental, and some ATV off-road joyrides.

What else do you have in Santiago? More and more adventures in the “Presa Rodrigo Gómez” or also known as the “La Boca.” It’s a natural treasure, especially in the afternoons. The “Cueva de Los Murciélagos,” where hundreds of these bats flutter to feed in the vicinities, is one of the state’s most demanded weekend’s leisure spots.

Nuevo León State Government Palace View in Monterrey Capital City, Mexico
Nuevo León State Government Palace View in Monterrey Capital City, Mexico

* Magno travel recommendation number four. The “Cumbres de Monterrey National Park.”

Located southwest of Monterrey. A spectacular symphony of canyons with vertical walls to surprise locals and strangers, valleys, rivers, and lush nature. Just amazing.

You’ll have the possibility to carry out activities such as contemplating flora and fauna, hiking, canyoning, rappelling, and mountain biking. In its extensive territories, you have the “Cañón de Matacanes,” the “Cascada del Chipitín,” and the “Cañón Hidrofobia.”

Linares is another Nuevo León’s magical village. More magic in northern Mexico, by the hand of this beautiful exponent. Right here in the old “Villa de San Felipe de Linares.” As soon as thirsty visitors like you arrive in their lands, you’ll find a warm and pleasant visual experience to delight your eyes with its gems.

I recommend, as I always do, to start in the Linare’s Historic Center. You can visit great points of interest like the main square or also known as “Plaza Central de Linares,” the “Catedral de San Felipe Apóstol,” and the “Templo de la Misericordia,” with rich architectural ornamentation.

Monterrey City, Nuevo León State Is an Important Business Hub in Mexico
Monterrey City, Nuevo León State Is an Important Business Hub in Mexico

You will also see the “Casino de Linares” featuring neoclassical architecture.

More fascination comes from The “Museo de Linares” with fascinating pieces from this Nuevo León’s town, the “Palacio Municipal,” and the “Teatro de la Ciudad” without forgetting the town’s iconic and impressing petroglyphs in the” Villaseca” neighborhood.

Besides, on the Linares’ outskirts, you’ll find the “Ex-Hacienda de Guadalupe” dating from the sixteenth century, with its old aqueduct.

As you may remember, you’ll be in a geographical area with important natural attractions. Linares doesn’t stay behind with its own destinations.

Those attractions are represented by the “Ojo de Agua” park, the “San Ignacio” spas, and the imposing walls of the “Cañón de Santa Rosa.” Finally, the “Cerro Prieto” dam will satisfy your desires to hike and explore its extensive and alluring nature spaces.

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