Monterrey Photos

(Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

Image of Monterrey's Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Museum of Sports
The Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc comprises a combination of different attractions, including a brewery and also a museum of sports and art. As you enjoy a guided tour of the Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc, you even get the chance to sample the beer - free of charge.

Picture of the Faro del Comercio in Monterrey
Designed by acclaimed Mexican architect Luis Barragan, the Faro del Comercio stands out of the city's skyline and was constructed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber of Commerce. The Faro del Comercio is located on the southern side of the Macroplaza and across from the cathedral, and is clearly visible from most parts of the city, both by day and by night.

Photo of Monterrey's History Museum
The Museum of Mexican History is known locally as the Museo de Historia Mexicana and is filled with exhibits relating to the different periods in Mexico's history, covering everything from Pre-Columbian life to the region's famous movie stars of the 20th century.

Picture of the Monterrey Horno 3 Museo de Ciencia y Tecnologia
The city's Horno 3 Museo de Ciencia y Tecnologia (Museo del Acero) is a hands-on Science and Technology Museum and is located within the Parque Fundidora.

Image showing the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - ITESM
A renowned private university, the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) is better known to visitors as the Institute of Technology and Higher Education. This multi-campus university is amongst the biggest within the whole of Latin America.

Photograph of Monterrey's Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO)
The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO) is the city's Museum of Contemporary Art and contains a series of adjoining galleries. Located within the very heart of the city, this art gallery stands alongside both the Barrio Antiguo and the Macroplaza, and features a restaurant, sculpture garden, gift shop and an auditorium.

View of the Museum of the Northeast (MUNE) of Monterrey
Opened as recently as 2007, the Museum of the Northeast (MUNE) is an extension of the Museum of Mexican History and is home to a mixture of both permanent and temporary exhibitions, celebrating the city's rich Pre-hispanic history.

Monterrey photo of the Palacio de Gobierno (State Government Palace)
The State Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) boasts impressive architecture and is home to the state governor's offices. Inside the palace, highlights include a grand staircase, arched windows and various art works.

Further view of the Monterrey Palacio de Gobierno
This building is rather like a State Capitol for Nuevo Leon. At the entrance to the Palacio de Gobierno, look out for the colourful stained-glass window, which depicts the National Coat of Arms.

Monterrey photo of the Palacio Municipal (City Hall)
The Palacio Municipal serves as the City Hall and is very modern in its appearance, being built of concrete and raised above the ground on 'legs'. Each Sunday, the city's very own Municipal Band stages concerts here.

Monterrey city view, showing the skyline
The city of Monterrey is home to a mixture of different architectural styles, with many modern buildings punctuating the skyline. In the distance, the Cerro de la Silla mountain provides a scenic backdrop and has become something of a symbol of the city.