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Monterrey: Barrio Antiguo, A Hidden Treasure

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Barrio Antiguo in Monterrey is a place where legends and tradition have lived together throughout the years. Families who inhabited this beautiful town have lived in pure harmony generation after generation. Therefore, the ambiance set in Barrio Antiguo guarantees its visitors a wonderful time of relaxation and peace.

As a tourist, you must always include at least a couple of days to spend in Barrio Antiguo in your itinerary. The colonial architecture that characterized Monterrey in the beginning of 1890 is still present in the cobblestone streets of Barrio Antiguo. Most of the buildings are nowadays the place for a number of businesses and offices which find Barrio Antiguo an extremely convenient spot, because it is right by Macroplaza in the heart of Monterrey.

In the past, Barrio Antiguo was known as Barrio de Triana or Barrio de la Catedral. It was built during the XIX century and still preserves historically important edifications such as the “Casa de las Aguilas”, “Casa del Sol” and “La Casona”, which are quite famous architectonically for the careful details made on its facades and certain events that took place inside its walls. Moreover, attached to the scenic beauty of its buildings, tourists can find a big number of culinary delights. Most of the greatest restaurants, cafes and bars are located in the mystic paths of Barrio Antiguo.

Furthermore, nightlife is quite exciting in Barrio Antiguo. During the weekends, it can get amazingly crowded when the authorities avoid traffic from getting inside Barrio Antiguo streets or close to it. This measure has been taken since many years ago with the solely purpose of keeping the colonial ambiance inside town and increase the levels of security and comfort offered to the tourists.

If you have the chance to visit Monterrey, do not miss the opportunity to take a walk in the harmonious and colorful streets of Barrio Antiguo. You will not regret it.

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