Paseo de Santa Lucia
Paseo de Santa Lucia
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A historic street in downtown Monterrey passing through the Plaza de los 40 Años and the Mexican History Museum.
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Jen N
Fairfax, VA14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Do not bother going here. For the boat ride, it’s 100MXP per person. We waited in line for 45 minutes. For a 20 minute boat ride. ONE WAY. We assumed it would bring us back to the original place. It does not. Then it’s impossible to find a place to pick up Uber. Horrible. And wasted time and money.
Written February 12, 2023
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Mari245
San Jose, Costa Rica71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Took the boat ride to the Fundidora to take in the sight of the spectacular mountains around Monterrey, enjoy the urban renewal, and to stroll the Fundidora park for photo opps. Had Lunch at the restaurant there where I had the best michelada. Had no time left for the tour. Will go back.
Written November 15, 2022
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travelerxtreme
Mazatlan, Mexico34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Friends
Paseo Santa Lucia is an artificial river that was inaugurated in November 2007 during the Universal Forum of Cultures in Monterrey center that takes you through 2.5 km long to the parque Fundidora, during the visit you will see murals by artists , restaurants beside the river, big and beautiful gardens. Once reaching the end of the journey to the parque Fundidora, you will find plenty to do as well as museums, I recommend the restaurant called "El Lingote" inside what was the foundry (fundidora).
Better bring comfortable clothes and tennis as it is a huge park. I highly recommend them and during the tour the tourist guide will narrate the history of every important thing or place.
Written July 2, 2011
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Pablo González Day
Buenos Aires, Argentina194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
I didn't expect to find this in Monterrey, it is a very cool artificial river that they made about 2 years ago. You can take a boat and it takes you all the way in to the Parque Fundidora.
Written August 27, 2012
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insanidiy
Monterrey, Mexico129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Scenic man made river that starts from Parque Fundidora to Macroplaza.

You can take a boat ride from Parque Fundidora/Museo Historia (near Macroplaza) that costs about 60 pesos.

If you are from Parque Fundidora, the nearest entrance to the boats is at A1. Make sure you type “Lanchas Del Paseo Santa Lucía” on Uber if you wanna go to the boats. Don’t put Paseo Santa Lucía only since you will be dropped off in the middle of the street.
Written January 4, 2019
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crg2016
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
Paseo Santa Lucia is a nice walk along a man-made river. It starts (or ends) in The Museo de Historia Mexicana which has two very good permanent expositions. Next to this museum there is another museum I can´t tell you much about because I haven´t visited it. Along the paseo you will find some good restaurants where you can eat ( this is only near the museums, after that, you won´t find many places to eat). You can take a boat ride; I believe it lasts 45 minutes. It will take you through the grounds of an old steel mill which is now Parque Fundidora. Near the other end of the river, there are also some museums. One of them is el Horno Tres. This museum is part of the original steel mill. There is a good restaurant inside the museum with a great view to the park A wax m.useum
is also found nearby.. I visited it when it was new, about two years ago.. . It is a small, but interesting museum. Sunday is a good day to visit Paseo Santa Lucia, as there are music bands and shows in the park. This is a place I love to visit.
Written April 9, 2017
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John B
San Antonio, Texas, United States2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
I have been to the Paseo de Santa Lucia three or four times. I really enjoyed the walk along the river, and there are nice cafes where you can rest and have some botanas. The locals are very proud of their river. I enjoyed the museums at one end of the Paseo (you decide whether it is the beginning or the end.) i live in San Antonio, where we have our own river walk; the one in Monterrey seems a little more artificial than the one in San Antonio, but give it time to get broken in. I have seen musical groups and dance troupes perform on some of the stages there. The performances were free, and you can watch while seated in a fountain where you don't have to get wet. Don't fear going to Monterrey. Just be a bit sensible and be aware of your surroundings. I have been robbed in Paris, and I have been robbed in Rome, but I have never been robbed in Mexico. Go. I have traveled to Monterrey alone, and to meet friends. I feel perfectly safe, of course following a few common-sense precautions as in any city.
Written August 25, 2013
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Wisnu N
Monterrey, Mexico2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
If you only have a short time to tour Monterrey, the two areas you should definitely visit are Macroplaza with its monuments & museums, and Fundidora with its convention center, steel mill museum, and kiddie amusement park. These two are connected by an artificial river called Paseo de Santa Lucia. It looks like a very long and meandering swimming pool trafficked by tourist boats. A return ticket for the boat ride is 50 pesos for an adult and 25 pesos for a child; the trip is worth it.

The area is relatively well maintained and monitored, so it's clean and safe. We ate at one of the restaurants on the river side, and while the price was a bit high for Monterrey standard, the food was good. There are all sorts of statues, paintings, and waterfalls along the route, and of course there's the scenic view of the city and the surrounding mountains.

There was no festival when we visited, but it wasn't boring because there were enough things to see.
Written April 9, 2012
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O. Barron
Los Angeles, CA141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
Paseo de Santa Lucia was inaugurated in recent years. This is the most beautiful area to visit in the downtown Monterrey area! You take a small boat down the river (price: $3.00 Dollars) which takes you on a 30 minute ride to the end of the stream. There, you may disembark, if you wish to explore the well-maintained park.
Written March 29, 2011
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Eliseo T
Santa Teresa, NM22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice Place to visit and sit for coffee, not a tourist place but they have very good Elotes, Churros, Raspas, and Mexican Candy!
Written August 26, 2021
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