Monterrey is a massive urban landscape that brings together big city vibes, a traditional Spanish colonial atmosphere and ultra-modernist touches, making for a truly unique locale. As you travel throughout this city, you’ll spot flat-roofed houses and narrow alleys reminiscent of Spanish colonial towns from centuries ago, especially in the Barrio Antiguo neighbourhood, an old quarter where some buildings date back to the 16th century.

This city is an important cultural hub in Nuevo León, being home to stunning museums and galleries such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) and the Museum of Steel. You’ll also find scenic walks if you want something more serene, such as the Santa Lucia Riverwalk. Family travellers will especially enjoy their experience thanks to the array of theme parks in and around the city with rides and experiences that all ages can enjoy. The city even puts you near impressive natural features like Horsetail Falls and the Garcia Caves, one of the largest cave systems in the country.

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    This guide to the best things to do after dinner in Monterrey will help you experience some of the city’s quintessential night-time activities. As one of Mexico’s largest metropolises, Monterrey boasts an especially diverse nightlife scene. While much of the city’s nightclubs and bars are centred around Barrio Antiguo, there is also a vibrant nightlife in the more affluent San Pedro...

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