Quality Inn Monterrey La Fe
Carretera Miguel Aleman 238
Guadalupe, nuevo Leon, 67110
Phone: (52) 818 1311000
Fax: (52) 818 1311010
Arts & Museums
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.
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.
History does not have to be boring and tedious, as this museum for Mexican history demonstrates. Four exhibit halls illustrate in a unique manner the political, economic, cultural and social development of the nation, from ancient times to the Colony and its Independence up until current times. Models, paintings, antiques, videos and even interactive computers recreate the main events which defined Mexican identity. Monthly cultural events and educational activities are scheduled. A video archive and a reading room are available.
This museum is one of the most important and best-known museums in the city. Architect Ricardo Legorreta designed the modern building in 1990. The sculpture, La Paloma (The Dove) at the entrance is by Juan Soriano. Its 11 exhibit halls—distributed on two floors—display important contemporary Latin American contemporary paintings, sculptures, architecture and designs of famous artists. Cultural events are regularly scheduled and there is a gift shop with arts, crafts and souvenirs of the museum, plus a pleasant café on the first floor.
Near the Palacio del Obispado we find this cultural center which opens its doors to different artistic manifestations. In its numerous exhibit rooms, there are displays on subjects ranging from photography to architecture. Sculpture and painting are well represented here by local and national artists. Besides their temporary individual exhibits, there are some collective exhibits in which new talents are given the opportunity to demonstrate their potential. Admission is free.
Created to inspire scientific, technologic and artistic endeavours, this cultural centre inspires those who visit. The modern cylindrical architectonic design resembles a telescope craning toward the horizon. It houses the Museo de Ciencia, Arte y Tecnología (Museum of Science, Art and Technology) as well as an Omnimax system multi-plex theater for a colossal panoramic screen measuring 24-metres in diameter. There is a coffee shop and gift boutique.