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Address: De Avenida Constitucion a 5 de Mayo Oriente | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
Activities: Shopping
Description: Main plaza where most of the city's historical monuments, museums and...
Main plaza where most of the city's historical monuments, museums and hotels are located.
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Macroplaza

The Old Town of Monterrey was renovated in 1980. The Macroplaza is the world's fourth largest plaza. It has several landmarks : Neptunes fountain, the cathedral and "El Faro del... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Macroplaza is located in the center of the city. It is flanked by several government buildings, including the historic "Palacio del Gobierno", which in addition to the Governor's office also houses a museum. Three more museums face the park: the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), the Museum of Mexican History, and the Museum of the Northwest. The plaza includes... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Old Town of Monterrey was renovated in 1980. The Macroplaza is the world's fourth largest plaza. It has several landmarks : Neptunes fountain, the cathedral and "El Faro del Comercio" which should not be missed by night. This plaza is a place where the people from Monterrey gather to promenade on weekends. You can find vendors selling mexican candies... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Plaza is beautiful as well as all the families that get together there. Its very centric so you have a lot of people coming through it as well as very lively.

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Monterrey
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91 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a huge park`-plaza. There are a lot of vendors, unkempt and full of trash. I do not understand how this can be downtown and can not be clean. Families come here to walk and visit museums, unfortunately use the fountains as pools and some fountains are very dirty.

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The place is located just at the heart of Monterrey. It contains all the public buildings of the city including also some museus. If you take the boat trip from Fundidora Park will disembark here. Downtown adventures in Monterrey starts here. Bring a camera and don't forget to take photos.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Fountains, beauty, statues and Palacio nearby. Many families and couples go here. Food vendors and, of course, teens giggling and cracking jokes like anywhere in the world. Rather large so wear comfortable shoes. Best time to visit is after work or weekend afternoons - especially Sunday.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sunday afternoons are the best time to walk the plaza, buy snacks from the various vendors, catch a street performer, and get a cheap massage from a disabled worker. Everyone should take advantage of this great place in Monterrey.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very large central plaza with many street vendors, performers, and lots of people watching. Sunday afternoons are the best. Also, you can get a very inexpensive and good massage by the handicapped people close to Plaza Morelos.

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San Antonio, Texas
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

First order of business is to make sure you have a good pair of comfortable walking shoes. This is one heck of a long green space from end to end located in an area that is full of businesses and restaurants. You will want to set aside at least a couple of hours to stroll past the statues, stop and... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I spent about 2 hours walking around the Macroplaza area on a Saturday. There are lots of monuments / fountains / sculptures etc. to see. There are street vendors selling souvenirs and snacks / drinks. Adjacent to the Macroplaza are pedestrian streets with plenty of shopping with both indoor and outdoor options. I never felt unsafe walking around during the... More 

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