Nuevo León

Nuevo León is a state in Northern Mexico.


Palacio de Gobierno (Nuevo Leon State House), now used as a state museum.

Other destinations


Nuevo León is bound by Coahuila to the west, Tamaulipas to the east and north, and San Luis Potosí to the south. It also shares a short 15 kilometer border with the US state of Texas.


Spanish is the official language. English is widely taught as a second language. People will speak it in various levels, but within the Metropolitan area of Monterrey is were most likely fluent speakers will be found.

Get in

Car, bus, plane, and 18-wheeler are the most common ways to get to Nuevo Leon.

Get around

People usually get around by bus, that goes to almost every place in the whole state, you can also use the subway, the taxi, or if you prefer to, you can walk to your destination



There is a lot of stuff to do in NL, like:

MARCO (Museum of contemporary art): The museum its located to a side of the government hall, it has always a different exhibition of contemporary latinoamerican images.

Planetario Alfa (Planetary Alfa) : Its one of the best museums of technology, art and science, it counts with interactives exhibitions, a big observatory and an IMAX screen, where they have documentals every week.

Museo de Historia Mexicana (Museum of Mexican History): The museum counts the history of the state and the country since the prehistory, it has 1 permanent exposition in the 2 floor and in the 1 floor there it is a different exposition.


Some Nuevoleonense specialties include:


Stay safe

The state police and the federales often set up checkpoints on highways. They are looking for drug traffickers, but they will occasionally ask to see your tourist permits or vehicle import permits. They are usually efficient and quick, and chances are good that if you look like tourists, you'll simply be waved on.

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