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Gran Plaza o Macroplaza

De Avenida Constitucion a 5 de Mayo Oriente | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 60 attractions in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Main plaza where most of the city's historical monuments, museums and hotels are located.
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USA
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457 reviews 457 reviews
175 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This plaza is very beautiful and it is considered to be the biggest one in the world even bigger than the red plaza in Moscow but it is located in downtown so lots of beggars, lots of pick pocketers, people asking for money and some street entertainers, just watch your wallet at all times, less crowded during the weekdays, recommend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

not far from the channel...exciting at night with the lights. Don't beleive that Monterrey is un-safe - that's the safe city and I feel comfortable at 22:30 at the plaza with a lot of young people. That was afe and fun

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Located in the center of town in front of the old government house this is a nice park with lovely fountains to stroll and walk around. Close to the boat ride through Santa Lucia.

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takeitallin14
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40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

There's lots going on here, street shows, artisans, museums etc. However, be careful, as it also brings thieves and pickpockets etc. You just need to have your wits about you, and not show any large bills or wear expensive jewelry; you want to blend into the surroundings as much as possible.

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Boryspil, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Interesting place to walk around but it could be to hot during summer time. take care about your skin. there are couple of museums nearby and old quarter

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Alberta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a great place to just hang out. There is usually something going on and if not there is a lot to see. There are a bunch of different statues and fountains to see. It is a huge area to walk around so you can for sure spend a couple hours there. There are a lot of shops and... More

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This area of Monterrey is busy but it is nice to check out. Several museums on this area and a lot of people, but it is worth it.

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Chihuahua
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Very nice plaza. Work was being done to it. By the looks of it there's more water fountains coming yet. No traffic, since it is all underground.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great place to people watch, take a walk and eat street food. The fountain is , the federal palace is beautiful and the church is worth stepping into. The parking is a little pricey too!

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Culiacan, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Lack of fountain maintanence, trash in the streets, there's no rules for pedestrian so it gets dirty...not recommended on weekends

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