Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO), Monterrey

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One of the leading museums of contemporary art in Mexico, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO) features striking minimalist post-modern architecture and exhibits a mix of contemporary artwork from around the world. The façade showcases a deep burnt-red tone and maintains square-shaped lines and form. A big bronze dove sits at the entrance of the museum, which also serves as the main landmark of the surrounding plaza. The museum constantly features major exhibitions with regional and international contemporary artists. After viewing the art, stop by and grab a quality meal at the in-house restaurant, or purchase art-related crafts at the museum store. Put Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Monterrey trip itinerary tool .
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  • It is a very interesting Museum with variety of exhibitions, in addition to extra activities for children, young people and adults, since it has various workshops and that makes it more dynamic.
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  • The Museum seemed very nice, had a very good exposure and were preparing for a wedding that took place that night
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  • The best Museum (of the 3 that is) of the city. It has international exhibitions, such as Otto Dix, who first came to Monterrey before recitals every Thursday, CDMX, workshops, etc.
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If the main purpose of your visit to Monterrey is sightseeing, stay in the old central neighborhood of Barrio Antiguo, where you can find everything from budget-friendly youth hostels to hotels housed in historical buildings and large hotels. Those visiting for business purposes might prefer to look south of the river to Zona San Augustin, which offers mid-range hotels in more modern surroundings.
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