Matamoros in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas is a city located on the southern bank of the Rio Grande, directly across the border from Brownsville, Texas, USA. Matamoros is one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico. Many Mexican students cross the border every day to study at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Matamoros lies near the Atlantic Ocean and its beach, called Bagdad Beach, is 20 miles east of the city. The modern Contemporary Art Museum of Tamulipas (MACT) in Matamoros exhibits both local and international artists.