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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ynotravel
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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.

Thank marioeee
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

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.

Thank Alba B
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Javo73
Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This two parks is full of historical buildings and museums. If you visit Monterrey it's hard not to cross any of these to parks since most of the tourist attractions is located here. My favorite is the big fountain located at the macroplaza. When I visited I saw a lot of military guarding these two parks, made me feel very... More 

Thank DanielHenrysson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This park is fairly modern and random in many ways. It's central to many of the city's museums and other attractions. It's fine, but nothing special.

Thank washwestcc
Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One of the biggest plazas in the entire world, la Macro has fountains, trees, theater, museums and lot of things around. You will find local people and lots of tourists also.

Thank CMoDel
Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We met some friends in Monterrey and spent a day walking through the Gran Plaza. Lots to see, from the "carrot" to the statues, a dance group rehearsing, the river that flows through the corridor. We thoroughly enjoyed strolling around the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Walking the Gran Plaza was easy, with lots of shade and spots to relax. I had always wanted to see the Neptune fountain and we also visited the Palacio de Gobierno. There is plenty of shopping nearby with restaurants and hotels. A pleasant way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Tim S
Monterrey, Mexico
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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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