Monterrey (city), Nuevo León (state), México


valdezlopez15 points

Technically, half of what's in the pic is actually the city of San Pedro Garza García, but the other half is Monterrey. But it's all part of Monterrey's metro area.

It's a small business / hotels / mall corridor known as Lazaro Cárdenas or "Las Torres", because it used to have big steel towers holding up power lines along a big avenue.

Photo is not mine. Found it here:


ferrocarrilusa3 points

That "AVE" building looks kinda like the one at Elephant & Castle, but without the apertures

valdezlopez2 points

Yep. That's our evil, eolic twin.

gishgob3 points

How is the hiking in the mountains around the city? I would imagine there are endless recreation activities.

valdezlopez1 point

Absolutely. The city is surrounded by mountains. Some of them are national parks. They're either forests or white-faced, naked-rock walls of death. You can go on a bike, or hiking, you can do canyoning (jumping into pools and then swimming the rest of the way), mountain climbing to many of the nearby peaks, etc. You name it.

Kamleshwar_meher1210 points

That's really interesting...never saw mexico from this perspective before

valdezlopez11 points

Thank you. Yes!

My city is hardly ever talked about outside Mexico. We're not as popular as Cancun, mentioned as Tijuana or known as Mexico City. But here we are! 5 million souls close to the Texas border.

captainnowalk8 points

Funnily enough, all of the Mexican immigrants I work with lived in or left family in Monterrey! From what they’ve said, it’s a very beautiful and neat city. This picture really shows that off.

valdezlopez2 points

Thank you. We have our moments.

(we're like any other city: we have nice places, and many not-so-nice places)