Barrio Antiguo, Monterrey

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Popularly known as the Barrio Antiguo comprise what is preserved from the historical quarter of the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Currently located next to the Government Palace and the Macroplaza, it originally covered a larger space from the Santa Catarina River to 5 de Mayo Street, south to north, and from Mina Street to Roble Street, east to west. Most of the buildings now preserved are from the Spanish Colonial period and from the last years of the 19th century.Archaeologically speaking, the oldest Monterrey dates from the very founding of the city at the end of the sixteenth century. However, the buildings preserved today date mostly from the eighteenth century onwards. It used to be the commercial and cultural center of the city during the existence of the Viceroyalty of New Spain until recently the first half of the 20th century, when other parts of the city began to grow more to the detriment of the center. During the last decades of the 20th century there was a modern lifestyle in the Barrio Antiguo, characterized by the construction of hotels, museums, bars, discos and restaurants of international cuisine. Thus until depopulation and partial abandonment tended to decline from the 1990s to recent times, as currently there are projects under way for its restoration. Many houses of what used to be the Barrio Antiguo were demolished to give way to the construction of the Macroplaza at the end of the past century. During the last decade of the twentieth century and recent years, Barrio Antiguo was well-known as the center of the nightlife of Monterrey due to measures taken by the State in a failed attempt to create reforms that pushed the re-activation of the urban center.
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  • Place that you should visit during your visits to monterrey, located in the Center. There are many restaurants and bars. District with an air of people...
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  • There are many bars and cafés in the surrounding area ideal to go with friends to take relaxation. The streets are beginning to fill around 9 pm, most early is to go for a coffee
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  • Don't forget to have a night tour at Barrio Antiguo and get drunk, La Iguana, since 1991 it's the right place.  more »
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  • Had a great time. Definitely a must do in Monterrey if you like the bar scene and live music. Beware the traffic, parking, and intoxicated revelers!
  • Lots of night clubs and restaurants.
  • He has turned to life El Barrio Antiguo, with new attractions to know, both day and night. Dare to turn, is being super.
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  • Very good for Friday and Saturday night, bring enough money
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  • Good ride
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