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Tecnológico de Monterrey
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Population 4 million residents.
Weather 54º - 73º F/ 12º - 23º C in winter.
78º - 98º F/ 26º - 38º C in summer.

Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico. Thanks to the high level of quality tourist services it offers, it is considered a world-class destiny. Easy to get to, by air or ground transportation, its first-rate venues and tourist-centered infrastructure (i.e. 118 hotels with more than 18, 400 rooms), make this city one of the most desirable hosts for professional meetings and conventions.

Even with its large population, Monterrey is considered one of the most industrial cities in Mexico. It is home to the largest number of schools, institutes, universities, technical and higher education centers per capita in the country. Thousands of foreign students live in Monterrey making this city full of life and diversity.

Distinguished for its vision and entrepreneurial culture, Monterrey has become a center for economical leadership in Mexico and Latin America. This has made Monterrey an important site for investment, enabling the formation of a dynamic society, modern and very rich in its diversity. The city has hosted such world-class events as:

  • The UN Summit for Financing and Development (2002) - attended by 180 delegates from around the world.
  • OAS Extraordinary Summit of Americas (2004) – 34 chiefs of state participated.
  • The Universal Forum of Cultures (2007) - an international summit of citizens that explored the world’s real-life challenges through dialogue, expressions of cultural diversity, and thematic exhibits.

There are many Mexican as well as international companies that have chosen Monterrey for their offices. They include:

  • Cemex
  • Maseca
  • LG Electronics
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mitsubishi
  • Femsa
  • Siemens
  • Grupo Alfa
  • Vitro
  • Toyota Tsusho
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Cervecería Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma
  • Caterpillar
  • Celestica
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You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the number of cultural activities available in Nuevo Leon. It is a state where many cultural events take place.

Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon, is a multicultural city where culture, adventure, entertainment, and business come together to give you an outstanding array of opportunities to explore. The most valuable asset of Monterrey – a city of entrepreneurs – is its people. They are what shape the community and make it what it is today.


Monterrey’s downtown area is only a 5-minute drive from Tecnológico de Monterrey. There you will find magnificent plazas and gardens, which are highlighted by a pedestrian mall to the West and the Old Town to the East.

A focus of the downtown area is La Gran Plaza - one of the largest plazas in the world. Sometimes referred to as the Macro Plaza, life in the Plaza is packed full of energy. It is also host to many of the city’s most important buildings:

  • The Cathedral
  • The Government Palace
  • The Contemporary Art Museum
  • The Municipal Building
  • The Main Post Office
  • Santa Lucia River Walk
  • Mexican History Museum
  • The Court House
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Monterrey’s beautiful surroundings set the stage for nature lovers who enjoy exciting ecotourism and travel adventures. There are many choices for those who want to see some of Mexico’s stunning northern deserts and mountains.

If you want to learn more about Monterrey City, please click here.

Lauren Fredenca

“The city is beautiful,
comfortable and there is a lot
to explore in the mountains”
Lauren Fredenca,
University of Minnesota, USA

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