Monclova: La Capital del Acero

If you are feeling like steel, you are in the right destination. Monclova, a city of Coahuila, which stands out for its large production of steel, one of the most important in the country and Latin America, so that's why it's also known as the La Capital del Acero (The Capital of Steel).


In Monclova, as a common northern city, meat and chilies are the main ingredients of their typical dishes, like the charcoal grilled Cabrito, goat kid meat seasoned with salt, spices and guajillo chili sauce or pasilla; the traditional grilled beef; and the delicious empanadas, thin bread dough that is stuffed with a meat stew or with a sweet stuffing; in addition to the traditional Mexican dishes, such as tamales, enchiladas and mole.


The best place to enjoy these life pleasures is at Los Corrales restaurant, which is located on Harold R. Pape Boulevard. This restaurant is one of the most visited places by the inhabitants of this city and it has a unique flavour.

Los Corrales

If you prefer to enjoy a good cut of meat, on the same Boulevard you will find La Casa del Sirloin, if you are a carnivore, you will regret not having met it before

La Casa del Sirloin

But not only steel and meat is Monclova made of, it's also made of history…

Historia de Monclova

…Some of its buildings were important scenes during the Independence and Mexican Revolution movement, such as the Coahuila - Texas Museum, in where the leader Miguel Hidalgo was imprisoned along with other Mexican personalities of the Independence, and the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol which was used as a trench by the forces of the ex-President Venustiano Carranza during the Revolution. Places like these are of great traditional value, and you should visit them during your stay.

La Capital del Acero also has its cultural side…

Museo El Polvorín (El Polvorín Museum):

Museo El Polvorín

At first place, there is El Polvorín museum, built in 1781 to house the armament of the Spanish army. Nowadays, it exposes several pieces of the history of this destination.

Museo Biblioteca de Harold R. Pape (Harold R. Pape Library Museum):

Museo Biblioteca Harold R. Pape

Then, there is the Harold R. Pape Library Museum, which has a room called Dos vidas, una historia (“Two lives, one story“), where the life and work of two fundamental characters in the development of Monclova is exposed, Mr. Harold and Lou Pape, those who, with their vision and generosity, promoted the development and modernization of the city, leaving a current legacy of altruism, in addition the museum exhibits the creations of various national and international artists and has a library with more than 130,000 works.

Parque Xochipilli I y II (Xochipilli I and II Parks):

Parque Xochipilli

If you are a nature lover, Monclova is the ideal place for you, as you can take a tour of the Xochipilli I and II parks, which support a wide biodiversity of plant and animal species, combining with beautiful landscapes. Also, you can enjoy a large number of attractions that are offered within the parks, which makes them within the main recreational, sports and entertainment centers of Monclova and a benchmark for domestic and foreign tourists.

So pack your bags and start the journey to La Capital del Acero, with Grupo Senda. Have you already bought your ticket?

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