While on your next visit to the city of Monterrey, one of the places you won’t want to lose sight of is undoubtedly, Barrio Antiguo.
Located in downtown Monterrey, nearby the Government Palace, Barrio Antiguo is surrounded by beautiful cobbled streets where you will find any kind of establishments like restaurants, coffee shops, stores and museums, besides there are plenty of fun bars and the best nightlife. It is called Barrio Antiguo due to it is one of the oldest areas down the center of the city, as it still keep a large amount of buildings from the 19th century and viceregal mansions, which have been protected in order to preserve their architectural wealth.
On Abasolo Street there is the State Museum of Popular Cultures, in one of the oldest mansions in the city, very close to it is located the House of Puppets, which guards a collection of more than 200 puppets made with different materials and techniques, many of them come from different parts of the world.
Besides its history and beautiful architecture, the area of Barrio Antiguo is known for its great gastronomical offer and its fun nightlife. During the day, it is perfect to take a walk while you choose a place to eat, and by night Barrio Antiguo is one of the top and favorite places in Monterrey to go out on weekends, either to have a fun dance or grab a drink with friends or your partner. It is definitely one of the most exciting spots in the city.
Every Sunday on Mina Street, along about four blocks, you will find the Art Corridor, a street market where you can buy any kind of antiques and craft work from different local artists, also there are musical shows and performing arts exhibitions.
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