"Vibrant North Mexican City" Top 5 Page for this destination Monterrey by TexasDave

Monterrey Travel Guide: 312 reviews and 615 photos

Monterrey is a bustling metropolis of over 3 million people, nestled in the middle of several notable mountains. We walked around downtown at night and never felt threatened. Excellent eating opportunities.
Up until 20 yrs ago this was a dull industrial city, sometimes called 'The Pittsburgh of Mexico" due to all its steel mills and foundries. That has all changed now, and there are a lot of cultural events, museums, etc.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly People, Lots to Do and See
  • Cons:Lots of People, Fast Drivers, Can be Overwhelming
  • In a nutshell:Enough to keep you busy for a long weekend at least
  • Last visit to Monterrey: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 10, 2005
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