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Gran Plaza o Macroplaza

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Address: De Avenida Constitucion a 5 de Mayo Oriente | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
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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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Good to walk around on weekends

Lots of clowns and street artists or entertainers, good for families and to grab a churro or some corn and enjoy while walking and admiring the plaza, recommended for families but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice very large plaza to walk around many things to see and kind of do on the weekends very busy, there was comedians, many many food carts, several vendors, and massage chairs with the elders which seemed popular, also leads to the museo de palacia plaza which is beautiful ! not a must see but Its nice to check out... More 

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The Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a great boulevard built over several streets. You can walk from the municipal building to the governor's palace (about a mile).

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Thank 94542h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of clowns and street artists or entertainers, good for families and to grab a churro or some corn and enjoy while walking and admiring the plaza, recommended for families but just be cautious with your surroundings.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited downtown Monterrey over Christmas week. The entire time, there was a festival in the park that included food and item vendors, free ice skating, and lots of people enjoying the weather. There is a variety of public art and the park provides good access to the downtown shopping area.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A large park and place to stroll around and look at fountains, view the Monterrey government buildings, and watch the interesting people who frequent the place. If you enjoy being around families, Sunday afternoons are the best. There are street performers, clowns, magicians, and lots of wares available. I would highly recommend the massages done by the disabled men and... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It looks really nice in the evening but it's not a sight you definitely have to see when travelling around in Monterrey.

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Thank bree-1709
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The first time I went was back in August and the plaza had many street vendors but the area was not very clean. In November, not add many vendors but very clean. I enjoyed both visits for different reasons. I would like to spend more time to go into some of the museums the next time.

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Thank ynotravel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Used to be a nice place, but it doesn't have a nice view anymore as it is full of vendors and their vending tents. It is kind of dirty, also.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

It's a must each and every time I visit Monterrey. Love the view of the mountains, palacio and the fuente de Neptuno. WiFi is also offered so serves as a plus. It's beautifully maintained.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Most towns or cities in Mexico have the main square between the most important church and the government building. Monterrey was just like that with the Metropolitan Cathedral and the old government building that you can see across the Macroplaza. It was like this for many years, until along with the modern times a visionary governor came and transformed the... More 

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