Monterrey has established itself as an significant cultural center. We have listed the most important museums and theaters, along with some that are not necessarily important, but are interesting just the same. You will probably be pleasantly surprised when you discover the possibilities available here. The following list should help you decide which museums and theaters you want to visit. Admission prices vary, but all are very reasonable. Pick up a copy of “What’s On Monterrey”, available in most hotel lobbies, or call the Infotur office at 8344-4343 to get a list of current attractions and schedules.
Some of Monterrey’s museums offer free admission on different days and for certain exhibits.
Museo del Acero
A non profit science and technology center, providing multiple interactive areas that enforce scientific and technological education, commemorating the history of steel and its industrial development.
Located inside Parque Fundidora, Monterrey 8126-1108
Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO)
Over 15.000 sq. ft. of permanent and temporary displays. Nice gift shop.
Corner of Zuazua and Ocampo
Museum of Mexican History
Visual and pictorial history of Mexico. Interesting displays. Beautiful grounds, on the exact site of the city’s founding.
Dr. Coss No. 445 Sur
Monterrey Metropolitan Museum
History, Mexican tradition and customs, Founders of the city, Showing local artists on weekends.
Zaragoza and Corregidora 8344-1971
Nuevo Leon Regional Museum featuring historical artifacts from Monterrey. Great view of the city from one of it’s oldest buildings.
Rafael José Vergel S/N
Col. Obispado 8333-9588