CITY OF MONTERREY
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
- 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:
- LG Electronics
- Johnson & Johnson
- Grupo Alfa
- Toyota Tsusho
- Cervecería Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma
A MULTICULTURAL CITY
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the number of cultural activities
available in Nuevo Leon. It is a state where many cultural events take
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
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.
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“The city is beautiful,
comfortable and there is a lot
to explore in the mountains”
University of Minnesota, USA