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5 things to know about Monterrey before you travel

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Monterrey is one of Mexico's richest cities, and at the same time a very safe place to be. The Mexican metropolis is the third most populous city in Mexico, and is known, among other things, for its industry for the production of shoes, steel, cement and beer! There are undoubtedly plenty of experiences waiting in Monterrey, and here are five things you need to know before you set off.


The Art Museum “Marco” in the center of the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico is a genuine and beautiful modern museum, which has just housed an exhibition of eccentric Frida Kahlo's unique paintings, and the museum has a large art shop. In addition, there is a strip of new museums gathered near the pedestrian zone, and there is free admission to several of them.

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2. Mountains

Outside Monterrey's 3-million-strong neighborhoods, the beautiful mountains begin, which have given the city its name, which can be translated with good will into “king of the mountains”. One of them is Saddlebjerget, which is the city's landmark. You can also hike in very deep limestone caves.

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3. Shoes

In Mexico, endless quantities of shoes are made, and Monterrey is a shoe center where you can buy everything from ballerina shoes to the ultimate cowboy boots in crocodile skin to delight the inner macho man. As I said, the city is one of Mexico's richest, but the price level is the same as in Southern Europe - before the euro was introduced.

About the travel writer

Jacob Jørgensen, editor

Jacob is a cheerful travel nerd who has traveled in almost 100 countries from Rwanda and Romania to Samoa and Samsø. Jacob is a member of De Berejstes Klub, where he has been a board member for five years, and he has extensive experience with the travel world as a lecturer, magazine editor, consultant, author and photographer. And of course most important of all: As a traveler. Jacob enjoys traveling traditionally such as car holidays to Norway, cruises in the Caribbean and city breaks in Vilnius, and more out-of-the-box trips such as solo trips to the highlands of Ethiopia, road trips to unknown national parks in Argentina and friends trips to Iran.

Jacob is a country expert in Argentina, where he has been 10 times so far. He has spent almost a year in total traveling through the many diverse provinces, from the penguin land in the south to deserts, mountains and waterfalls in the north, and has also lived in Buenos Aires for a few months. In addition, he has special travel knowledge of such diverse places as East Africa, Malta and the countries around Argentina.

In addition to traveling, Jacob is an honorable badminton player, Malbec fan and always fresh on a board game. Jacob has also had a career in the communications industry for a number of years, most recently with the title of Communication Lead in one of Denmark's largest companies, and has for a number of years also worked with the Danish and international meeting industry as a consultant, among others. for VisitDenmark and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Jacob is currently also an external lecturer at CBS.