Visitors to Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest city, will find a quaint six-block city square in the shadow of the beautiful Sierra Madre Orientals. Monterrey vacations are packed with culture, colonial architecture, and the charm of cobblestone streets. Monterrey is a busy metropolitan city, but the locals are friendly, welcoming, and happy to point you to their favorite restaurants and off-the-beaten-path attractions.
Start your trip to Monterrey with a visit to Parque Fundidora. Parque Fundidora used to be a steel factory complex, but it has now been transformed into a unique urban park. You can walk one of it's many trails and go see an art exhibit in the Centro de las Artes. You can also check out Horno3, a former blast furnace that's now an interactive museum with exhibits on Mexico's steel industry. After you've explored Parque Fundidora, head over to the Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey. This park has trails that take you through dense forest and up rocky peaks. The highest point in the park, Copete de Águilas, gives you a great view of Monterrey and the surrounding mountains. When researching Monterrey packages, be sure to choose a hotel in Monterrey that's close to these can't-miss attractions.
One of Monterrey's biggest festivals is the Monterrey International Puppet Festival. Held in mid-July, this festival features works by both Mexican and international puppet makers. If you're interested in a more modern form of entertainment, check out the Monterrey International Film Festival. During this week-long festival in August, a variety of films are shown in venues throughout the city. Affordable car rentals in Monterrey make it easy to get to all of the film festival's venues.
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