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Monterrey Sights and Landmarks Guide, Mexico

After years of pollution deriving from Monterrey’s economic boom, the city has finally cleaned up its atmosphere making sightseeing quite pleasurable nowadays.  Monterrey boasts a variety of natural and manmade touristic destinations and attractions.  The natural symbol of Monterrey, which lies in the Extremadura Valley, is the Cerro de la Silla which are majestic hills with a unique conformity.  When you see this cerro, you will know that you are in Monterrey.

Other naturalistic destinations include the Parque Ecológico Chipinique which is the Chipinque Ecologic Park and consists of a variety of oak and pine trees in a breathtaking spot contrasting against the mountains of Monterrey.  This city is also very popular for bird watchers.  Many go to the Estanzuela which is a state park. 

For the rock lovers, La Huasteca is a must since it consists of canyons in a desert adorned with cliffs which overlook Monterrey.

If you want to see a modern architectural delight, you should visit the Unity Bridge.  It is even more spectacular to see it at night while it is lit up.  If you want to take a walk one day, you should walk along the Santa Lucia Riverwalk which is a man made river that connects the Fundidora Park with the Macroplaza so you can see the monuments of the Macroplaza and the interesting Fundidora Park.  This is no regular park, it consists of artificial lakes, a cinema, museums holding photos, plastic art and various local exhibitions, playgrounds and even a hotel.

The Bascílica del Roble, Guadelupe and La Purisima should also be visited to their religious affiliation with the patron Virgin of the city. 

Also the Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey is another place to stop by which includes paintings from the late colonization of the area to the 1800s.  It is also an architectural rarity since it was built over a period of 100 years so there are various architectural styles.

Other places in Monterrey which you should not missed include the following:

Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma which holds the baseball hall of fame, Museo de Vidrio which is the Glass Museum, Kidzania which is for the children, Grutas de Garcia - a beautiful cave, Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey, Cerro Del Obispado, Museum of Mexican History, Alfa Planetarium - the first planetarium built in Latin America and the Caribbean Barrio Antigua - Old Neighborhood, Inukshuk - a high Artic monument made of stone. Faro del Comercio

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