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Monclova

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For other places with the same name, see Monclova (disambiguation).
Commemorating Monclova's working class roots.

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.

Understand

Monclova was founded in 1577, the first community in the state. It is a small city, with a population of about 200,000 people.

Get in

Monclova is best reached by car or bus, though light planes are a possibility.

By plane

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.

By car

Monclova is about 3 hours south of the border crossing at Eagle Pass, Texas.

By bus

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. [1]

Get around

See

Monclova is not a touristic city and there are few significant sites in town. However, you may want to see:

  • Parroquia Santiago Apostol - Located on the city's central plaza is a 200-year old colonial style church. The sculpted greyish pink cantera facade and ornate iron gates are quite pretty.
  • Museo de Tejas - Coahuila - Somewhat small historical museum chronicling the period of history when Texas and Coahuila were a single, gigantic northern Mexican state. Much of the museum is an historical library and the exhibit space is of peripheral focus.

Do

Catch a baseball game. Los Acereros de Monclova are the local Mexican League baseball team. Schedules, lineups, and statistics are on the web. [2]

Learn

Work

Buy

Eat

Tacos de los Bomberos

Budget

Mid-range

  • Cactus, Blvd. Pape y Oaxaca, Tel: 866-635-1133. Traditional Mexican cuisine.
  • Las Fajitas, Washington 415 y Frontera, Tel: 866-646-00-79. Casual Mexican grill.
  • Los Corrales, Blvd. Harold R. Pape y Frontera, Tel: 866-636-00-36. Casual Mexican eatery with affordable meals and a kid-friendly family atmosphere.
  • Los Cuatro Vientos, Blvd. Harold Pape 708, Tel: 866-633-24-24. Casual seafood restaurant.
  • La Gringa

Splurge

Drink

Chamochelas

  • Points, Praderas Viejas (entren por la obresra sur). 24. Owned by the local "zetas" and when they close everyone down tehy stay open everyday all day! =) barrato.


Sleep

Budget

  • Hotel Olimpia, Hidalgo 203 Nte., Tel: 866-633-62-11. [3]

Mid-range

  • Fiesta Inn, Blvd. Harold R. Pape 1909, Tel: 866-649-94-00
  • Four Points by Sheraton Monclova, Blvd. Harold R. Pape 200, Tel: 866-632-00-25.
  • Hotel Chulavista, Prolg. Monterrey, Tel: 866-36-02-11

Splurge

Contact

Stay safe

Cope

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