Monclova is a city in Coahuila. It is a working class city known for its massive industry, including a steel works and an enormous power generating station.
Monclova was founded in 1577, the first community in the state. It is a small city, with a population of about 200,000 people.
Monclova is best reached by car or bus, though light planes are a possibility.
Venustiano Carranza Monclova International Airport (IATA: LOV). The airport is located about 4 miles from the city center, on the road towards Cuatro Cienegas. No major Mexican airline flies to Monclova.
The usual way to get to Monclova is taking a plane to Monerrey, and then either a car or bus to Monclova. Buses are cheap (about 10.00)and may take 3 to 4 hours to get to Monclova. It is also possible to hire a car and driver to pick you up. This is the most time efficent way to get to Monclova (about 2 hours and no waiting on a bus schedule), and the fare is usually about $150 USD. Contact Brenda's Car rental in Monclova for more information.
Monclova is about 3 hours south of the border crossing at Eagle Pass, Texas.
Buses go to Monclova from most northern Mexico cities. The main bus station is downtown at Cuahtemoc 100.
At the Tex-Mex border, buses to Monclova leave the Piedras Negras bus station hourly throughout the day. A first class bus ticket from the border costs 192 pesos (as of April 2008). Grupo Senda's Coahuilenses line serves all significant towns in the region. 
Monclova is not a touristic city and there are few significant sites in town. However, you may want to see:
Catch a baseball game. Los Acereros de Monclova are the local Mexican League baseball team. Schedules, lineups, and statistics are on the web. 
Tacos de los Bomberos