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Visiting MARCO The Museum of Contemporary Art Monterrey

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Monterrey is the third largest city of Mexico and the second-largest concerning the industrial domain. This economic powerhouse is full of vibrant structures and monuments to attract millions of backpackers, families, students, art-lovers, historians, and architects. It has an equally urban hipster nightlife which depicts in the fun-loving, entertaining, and wild pubs, and discos which surround the city. The town holds a large number of culturally prominent places, one of them being the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey commonly known as MARCO. It is a prominent museum dedicated to contemporary art in the beautiful city of Monterrey. Located in the Centro district of Monterrey, the museum showcases the magnificent work of contemporary artists, both regional and international. Let yourself be charmed by the orange walls surrounding the premises and the contemporary architecture and extraordinary exhibits of the place.

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A Blissful Journey to MARCO The Museum of Contemporary Art

A Blissful Journey to MARCO The Museum of Contemporary Art

La Paloma

La Paloma

Your journey to the museum begins with a large outdoor bronze sculpture which stands tall at the entrance plaza on the street to welcome every visitor with open arms and love. The huge structure is 6 meters high and weighs four tons in weight. It is an explicit artwork of the famous Mexican artist Juan Soriano who was also the National Art Prize winner. The structure is a landmark for the museum and holds within itself the excellence heritage of Mexico along with the genius artist as well. The charm of the beautiful image of the bird will leave you awe-struck, and the structure will entice you by its large shape and creativity imbibed in it.

The Reflecting Pool

The Reflecting Pool

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a storehouse of artistic work and an intricate and delicate architecture to attract the visitors from across the globe. The Central Patio courtyard of the premises is one of the most alluring areas of the museum. It is a favorite place as it holds the water mirror fountain which attracts the attention of all the visitors who pay a visit to the museum. This water mirror fountain reflects the identity of this welcoming, generous, electrifying, and open to the world destination in its true sense. It is one of the most loved attractions of the museum.

The collection

The collection

The museum is adorned with a permanent collection of interesting paintings, massive sculptures, installations, and amazing graphic artworks. A large part of the collection constitutes the work of Mexican and Latin American artists along with the exhibits of artists from Europe, the United States, and Canada. If you are lucky enough you can also witness an exhibition which is a common feature of the museum premises, where you can see works of some renowned artists like Frida Kahlo, Julio Galan, Gabriel Orozco, Rodolfo Morales, etc. Give your eyes a treat to cherish for an infinite time at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

MARCO The Museum of Contemporary Art Monterrey Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets through this website and get some amazing discounts on your tickets.

How To Get Around?

You can easily get around the city by taxi, bus, subway, a car-hire. As the locals are quite friendly and courteous, you can also get a lift also!!! Inside the museum, you can easily explore on foot.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear anything of your choice, and that makes you feel comfortable. You can opt for jeans, or a skirt and pair it with a crop top. Men can wear trousers or jeans with a t-shirt. A pair of sneakers or flip-flops would be a good choice for footwear. Use sunscreen before stepping out. You can go for a cool hat and sunglasses to add to your fashion quotient.

MARCO The Museum of Contemporary Art Monterrey Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the attraction is on Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday between 10 am to 6 pm. You can also visit on Wednesday between 10 am to 8 pm.


The currency of Monterrey is Peso(MXN).

Will I Need a Guide?

No you don't need a guide as this website is your best possible guide.

How To Get There?

Monterrey has a well-equipped transport system. Two airports serve the city. The Monterrey International airport is the city's main airport where commercial flights to all the major countries run. The Del Norte Airport is used for private and cargo carriers. You can use a bus to reach the city via Central de Autobuses.

Additional Info

The museum remains closed on Monday. Don't throw litter in the premises. Be decent in your conduct while you are inside the premises.

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