With the western Sierra Madre mountain range as a backdrop, the cosmopolitan Mexican city of Monterrey melds modern industry with breathtaking baroque buildings and picturesque green spaces.

This capital of the northeastern state of Nuevo León is bisected in the downtown area by one of the largest public squares in the world, the Macroplaza or Gran Plaza. Near this vast green space, are the striking Contemporary Art Museum (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo), winding Santa Lucia Riverwalk (Paseo Santa Lucía), and Fundidora Park (Parque Fundidora).

Whether visiting for business or pleasure, this pedestrian-friendly city offers a memorable mix of culture, history, and outdoor activities.