It’s a well-known fact that Monterrey is one of the three major cities of Mexico. Monterrey has two primary draws for tourism, it’s exquisite gastronomy (based primarily on its excellent quality meat) and also that it’s an important business destination. But is there more to the Royal Capital that you don’t know?
Here we've listed some of the most curious facts about Monterrey:
The Macroplaza in Monterrey is one of the most emblematic sites in the city. It fills 40 hectares of space. To give you an idea of just how large this is, it’s twice as large as the Red Square in Moscow, it’s five times the size of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican and six times the size of the Zocalo in Mexico City.
The beautiful Paseo Santa Lucia canal was inaugurated in September of 2007 and it’s considered to be one of the 13 wonders of Mexico created by man. Without a doubt, it’ss one of best things to do in Monterrey that you can’t miss on your next visit.
The giant Fundidora Park received the prestigious title of Museum of Industrial Archeology by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) for the great national and historical value that the numerous structures housed within the park have become as museo-graphic pieces. These range from the 27 macro structures, 127 pieces of machinery and steel tools, 16 ships and a host of others elements.
Fundidora Park is visited by more than 7 million people each year and, of course, it’s another our recommended things to do in Monterrey that every traveler should visit.
In Monterrey, it’s always a good time to prepare a delicious roast beef. Each Monterrey local consumes more than 37 kilos of red meat per year on average. That’s more than twice Mexico’s national average - 14 kilos per year.
Okay, after the Italian capital of Rome. During your visit in Monterrey, don’t miss the Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and the Basilica of Guadalupe.
Did you know all of these curiosities in Monterrey? Probably not, but what you should know is that the best option for a hotel while you’re visiting the capital city is the Best Western Plus Royal Courts hotel. Here, we’ll be waiting for you on your next visit with comfortable hotel rooms, a sparkling pool for you to enjoy after a long day of site-seeing in Monterey, and an excellent restaurant with breakfast and dinner service.
Visit our hotel website to learn everything we have to offer and find out about the online hotel deals and promotions we offer throughout the year. Make your hotel reservation online today and enjoy the incredible places to visit and things to do in Monterrey.
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