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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]

  • 1 Venustiano Carranza Monclova International Airport (LOV IATA) (located about 6.5 km (4.0 mi) from the city center on the road towards Cuatro Cienegas). No major Mexican airline flies to Monclova. Venustiano Carranza International Airport (Q1932904) on Wikidata Monclova International Airport on Wikipedia

The usual way to get to Monclova is taking a plane to Monterrey, and then either a car or bus to Monclova. Buses are cheap (about US$10) 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 efficient way to get to Monclova (about 2 hours and no waiting on a bus schedule), and the fare is usually about US$150. 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 M$192 (pesos) (as of April 2008). Grupo Senda's Coahuilenses line serves all significant towns in the region. [1]

Get around[edit]


Monclova is not a touristic city and there are few significant sites in town. However, you may want to see:

  • 1 Parroquia de Santiago Apostol, Hidalgo Nte.. 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.
  • 2 Coahuila and Texas Museum (Museo Coahuila y Texas), +52 866 632 0513. 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.


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



Tacos de los Bomberos



  • Cactus, +52 866-635-1133. Blvd. Pape y Oaxaca. Traditional Mexican cuisine.
  • Las Fajitas, +52 866-646-00-79. Washington 415 y Frontera. Casual Mexican grill.
  • Los Corrales, +52 866-636-00-36. Blvd. Harold R. Pape y Frontera. Casual Mexican eatery with affordable meals and a kid-friendly family atmosphere.
  • Los Cuatro Vientos, +52 866-633-24-24. Blvd. Harold Pape 708. Casual seafood restaurant.
  • La Gringa









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