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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.


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[edit]

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

By plane[edit]

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[edit]

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

By bus[edit]

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]

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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.

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



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Tacos de los Bomberos



  • 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


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  • 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.  edit

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


  • 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



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