Quality Inn Monterrey La Fe
Carretera Miguel Aleman 238
Guadalupe, nuevo Leon, 67110
Phone: (52) 818 1311000
Fax: (52) 818 1311010
Built on the banks of La Silla River, it is a calm park in which the people of Monterrey go to distract themselves from every-day worries and spend a pleasant day. It is divided into several sections; one of them is a natural lake where you can row a boat, and another is a thickly vegetated forest kept by excellent gardeners. The park has a little typical town, and finally, one of the most important zoos of the area. Throughout the 108 hectares there are gardens, ponds and waterfalls, with several facilities to hold get-togethers or organize picnics. There are also restaurants and souvenir shops.
One of the dominating part of Monterrey's skyline is the Horno 3 blast furnace. It is a part of the Museum of Steel, one of the largest museums in the city. Exhibitions, workshops and demos are held here for educational groups. There are diplomas offered to students wishing to study more about blast furnaces. There are adventurous activities like rapeling and zip lining down from the Horno 3. This especially meant for 12 year old daredevils wanting more than just study. So, pack your bags for an adventure waiting for you.
As is fitting for a large industrialized commercial city, Cintermex is one of the most important exhibition centers in the country. It has 10,000 square meters in its exhibit area, as well as its Convention Center with a capacity for 3,000 people. The best-known companies attend the exhibitions every year to promote their products and services and to collect commercial contacts for future negotiations. It has all the support any executive could require, including bank services, export services, and serves as headquarters of various Chambers of Commerce.
This building has a long-standing tradition for having been an important meeting centre, where the most momentous parties and cultural events of the region were held. It is built in Neo-classical style, like most of the constructions around it, but has a clear French influence. Built in 1866, a great fire consumed it in 1914 necessitating its entire re-construction in 1922 with the designs of Alfred Giles. Its ample halls are distributed throughout both levels, reached by the elaborate grand wrought-iron staircase of singular beauty.
This Monterrey museum showcases why the area is so well known for its glass making. Past exhibitions have included Chinese classics in 187 pieces from the Xpan Dynasties and mixed media presentations of a variety of artists from France, Poland, Australia, Italy and the United States. See glass blowing in action as well as the history of glass making through exhibits, live demonstrations and videos. Admission prices vary.
This library is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. In its facilities, besides finding an ample variety of books, magazines and documents, every day pictures and sculptures of local artists are exhibited. Sometimes you can also admire photography and architecture exhibits. The objective of this space, besides bringing culture and art to young people, is to provide a space to showcase works of art by students.
This institution for higher education is considered as an interest point in Monterrey, for its modern facilities, vast student body and its impact on Monterrey's culture and society. Founded by the combined efforts of a group of outstanding residents of Monterrey, this top-level university moulds the nation's future leaders. The 11,000 students attend state-of-the-art intelligent buildings to carry out academia and research. The famous mural in the dean's building, painted by Jorge González Camarena, represents the triumph of science and civilisation over apathy and stagnation.
Built at the end of the 18th century, this old building houses the state governor's offices. It is a neoclassical creation with a grand staircase and eight columns that frame the main entrance. Each one of its windows has an arch on the top,8 while small balconies overlook the Explanada de los Héroes (Heroes' Esplanade). Inside you will find five patios connected to each other, beautiful picture windows and medallions painted by V. Balero. Visit in February when two of Mexico's most important national holidays occur: Día de la Constitución and Día de la Bandera.
Built later than the Government Palace, this functioned as the headquarters of the Federal Executive power. This construction dates back to 1928, and thanks to its original style of straight lines, intense white color, and abundant large windows, it contrasts strongly with the pink stone of the Explanada de los Héroes and with the modern constructions around it. It is also known as the Edificio de Correos (Post Office Building). It was the object of important refurbishment in 1963 and today it looks practically the same as when it was built.
With a distinguished shape like that of a saddle, Cerro de la Silla is the city's famous landmark. Along with being a recreational area, the mountain offers rock climbing, hiking, trekking and camping as activities for enthusiasts. The ascent to the top may be slightly difficult, but the summit offers a spectacular panoramic view of the entire city.
Santa Lucía Riverwalk, an artificial river, is a bustling tourist spot frequented by locals and tourists. One can stroll by the numerous fountains lining up the riverwalk or hop onto a motor boat tour enjoying the city views. This place is ideal for a fun day out with family and friends.
This is one of the largest plazas in the world with 40 hectares of esplanades, fountains and gardens, around which the main public and historic buildings of the city are located. The main hotel area is located near the Macroplaza. Its second level underground has restaurants and brand name shops. Some of the buildings which surround this place are the Government Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Capilla de los Dulces Nombres (Chapel of the Sweet Names), the Faro de Comercio (The Commerce Beacon), the City Theatre and Monterrey Casino. Municipal and federal government offices are also found in the area.