Monterrey, Mexico’s industrial city by excellence, with a population of almost 4 million, stands out as a metropolis that is full of places to visit.
The infrastructure of Monterrey, considered to be the third most important city in Mexico, includes facilities that provide the population with wholesome entertainment, such as museums, art galleries, large-capacity concert halls and theaters, tourist centers, shopping centers, and eco parks, as well as about 80 public and private sporting clubs.
The Universidad de Monterrey is located in the municipality of San Pedro Garza García, one of the most prosperous suburbs in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, the capital of the state of Nuevo León.
As part of your preparation, and to ease the feeling of uncertainty brought about by living in a different country, it is important for you to do some research about Mexico, and particularly about Monterrey, where you will spend most of your time. We strongly suggest that you visit the following websites:
The weather in Monterrey is extreme: very hot in the summer, when temperatures may rise above 40 degrees centigrade (104 ºF) for several days in a row; and very humid and cold in winter, with temperatures falling to zero degrees centigrade (32 ºF), mostly in January.
September, February, and March usually are rainy months.
Interesting Places to Visit
Some of the best-known museums in Monterrey are thel Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
(MARCO),MARCO, the Museum of Contemporary Art), the Museo de Historia
Mexicana (The Mexican History Museum), Museo del Noreste
(MUNE) (MUNE, the Museum of the Northeast), the Museo del Palacio
(the Government Palace Museum) and the Museo del Vidrio (the Glass Museum), among other venues holding permanent and temporary exhibits.
If you like outdoor activities, the Parque La Estanzuela (Estanzuela Park), theParque Chipinque (Chipinque Park), the Bioparque Estrella (Estrella Bio-park), ,the Cola de Caballo waterfall, and the Huasteca are some of the places that offer you beautiful natural landscapes to visit.
On weekends, you can go to shopping malls, movie theaters, and music halls and enjoy a night out at restaurants, bars, discos, and galleries.
You do not have to have a car to get around in Monterrey. Taxi services are a reasonably-priced, safe means of transportation.
Urban buses are another option. There are enough routes to travel around Monterrey. They are more economical, although arrival times at each stop are not clearly defined. The metro (elevated train system) is a good alternative too. However, at present its infrastructure is limited.
You can subscribe to the Directo
UDEM service to commute to UDEM.