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Reynosa

Tamaulipas

This border city is in Mexico’s northeast, belonging to Tamaulipas state and bordering the American city of McAllen, Texas. It’s a very important industrial city, two and a half hours road trip from Monterrey city.

Beyond its enormous economic and business potential, Reynosa offers quite substantial cultural, gastronomic and entertainment attractions of which we’ll tell you about so that you keep them in mind.

Parks, museums, theaters, a lagoon, a stadium, a zoo, world-class restaurants, art galleries, bars, and a vibrant local scene are just a few of the attractions you'll find in this diverse and fascinating city.

Its location, between the Mexicanness and unavoidable American influences, make Reynosa a destination that combines the best of both worlds without sacrificing its historical grandeur.

In Reynosa, Tamaulipas, the climate is warm dry, with a pleasant 22 ° C on average. But don’t trust: summer and winter can be very different.

In summer, the heat rises to 40 ° C and you will clamor for the lightest clothing in your wardrobe, but in winter you’ll want to wear even the blanket, since the thermometer drops below 10 ° C.

Start your tour on Miguel Hidalgo main plaza, where you’ll find the white-facade and neoclassical-style Cathedral of Guadalupe which you’ll recognize by its triangle shape and its two towers. On its right side is the over 180 years bell tower and a clock brought from Europe that has already more than 120 years on it.

In the same square you’ll find a modern bandstand. The original, it’s said, was placed in 1910 thanks to a group of young people who organized a collection for making the place aesthetic—then it was tradition to kill time in the squares—. It was made of hand-forged iron, stave and brick base. Now you can see it in the Museo Histórico de Reynosa (Reynosa Historical Museum).

A tour out of the conventional, but essential if you’re already in Reynosa, is going to the square honoring Cornelio Reyna. Whether you like northern music or not, it’s a Reynosenses reference, because the here born musician became an idol for lovers of that genre that you won’t stop listening to on your way through the north.

You can visit the Bar Tenampa—exactly, like the one owned by José Alfredo—where he started his career, or the surrounding places where the accordion also sounds strong.

Tip: Surely you’ve seen on the internet posts of piñatas inspired by politicians, musicians, actors and a long etcetera. Many of them came from Piñatería Ramírez, a family business dedicated to transforming contemporary pop culture characters into piñatas. If you want to take an out of the ordinary souvenir, you know where.
This border city is in Mexico’s northeast, belonging to Tamaulipas state and bordering the American city of McAllen, Texas. It’s a very important industrial city, two and a half hours road trip from Monterrey city.

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Beyond its enormous economic and business potential, Reynosa offers quite substantial cultural, gastronomic and entertainment attractions of which we’ll tell you about so that you keep them in mind.

Parks, museums, theaters, a lagoon, a stadium, a zoo, world-class restaurants, art galleries, bars, and a vibrant local scene are just a few of the attractions you'll find in this diverse and fascinating city.

Its location, between the Mexicanness and unavoidable American influences, make Reynosa a destination that combines the best of both worlds without sacrificing its historical grandeur.

In Reynosa, Tamaulipas, the climate is warm dry, with a pleasant 22 ° C on average. But don’t trust: summer and winter can be very different.

In summer, the heat rises to 40 ° C and you will clamor for the lightest clothing in your wardrobe, but in winter you’ll want to wear even the blanket, since the thermometer drops below 10 ° C.

Start your tour on Miguel Hidalgo main plaza, where you’ll find the white-facade and neoclassical-style Cathedral of Guadalupe which you’ll recognize by its triangle shape and its two towers. On its right side is the over 180 years bell tower and a clock brought from Europe that has already more than 120 years on it.

In the same square you’ll find a modern bandstand. The original, it’s said, was placed in 1910 thanks to a group of young people who organized a collection for making the place aesthetic—then it was tradition to kill time in the squares—. It was made of hand-forged iron, stave and brick base. Now you can see it in the Museo Histórico de Reynosa (Reynosa Historical Museum).

A tour out of the conventional, but essential if you’re already in Reynosa, is going to the square honoring Cornelio Reyna. Whether you like northern music or not, it’s a Reynosenses reference, because the here born musician became an idol for lovers of that genre that you won’t stop listening to on your way through the north.

You can visit the Bar Tenampa—exactly, like the one owned by José Alfredo—where he started his career, or the surrounding places where the accordion also sounds strong.

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