A must on any visitors list of things to do in Monterrey should include at least a couple of visits to Barrio Antiguo, or old town. If possible, visit during daylight hours to admire the colonial architecture that was prevalent in Monterrey around the turn of the century Here you can get a real feeling of what is was like to live in the times of old Monterrey. You can also get a taste of Monterrey’s numerous culinary delights, as some of the towns finer eateries, quaint cafes and night spots are located in Barrio Antiguo.
Visit again at night, as this area is also “The Place” when it comes Monterrey’s nightlife and can even become downright crowded on weekends, when the local police put much of the Barrio off limits to vehicular traffic. This arrangement makes it easy to enjoy the area at your own pace and also gives you the added comfort of knowing that this area is a fairly safe place to be.