As the capital city of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey is one of Mexico’s most developed cities. This capital city has the highest per capita income in the nation. It is located in northeast Mexico, and lies at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains. Often regarded as the most Americanised city in Mexico, Monterrey has a rich history and culture that dates back to its founding in 1596.
Monterrey is an important industrial and business centre. Mexican companies with office space or other facilities in the city include Pemex, Lanix Electronics, CEMEX, Vitro, Zonda Telecom, Mercedes-Benz Mexico, OXXO, Mastretta, BMW de Mexico, Mabe, Grupo Bimbo, and Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery. Monterrey is also home to international companies such as Sony, Toshiba, Carrier, Whirlpool, Samsung, Toyota, Daewoo, Ericsson, Nokia, Dell, Boeing, HTC, General Electric, Gamesa, LG, SAS Institute, Grundfos, and Teleperformance.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Monterrey. One historical site is Cerro del Obispado - originally the home of the Bishop de Monterrey, the history museum offers great views of the city. The area surrounding the Obispado features colonial era homes and historical mansions. Another option is Macroplaza – Mexico’s largest central plaza, you will discover green space, fountains, statues, gardens, and monuments. The park is bordered by many historic buildings and museums, including the Monterrey Cathedral, the Mexican History Museum, the Monterrey Contemporary Art Museum, and the former palace of the governor. Popular dining options in Monterrey include restaurants such as La Huasteca, El Regio, El Rey del Cabrito, Ianilli’s, Casa Oaxaca, La Casa del Maiz, and Dona Tota.
Monterrey is a large city with a wide variety of transportation options. Coach, plane, and private vehicle are the most practical ways to get to Monterrey. The city is served by General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, located about 20 minutes from downtown in the suburban municipality of Apodaca. Getting around the city can be done by Metrorrey subway system, bus, taxi, or car. Riverboats on the Paseo Santa Lucia can be used to go between the Macroplaza area and Parque Fundidora.