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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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It is a real and huge plaza

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Guilherme B
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Curitiba, PR
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Curitiba, PR
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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566 reviews 566 reviews
99 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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48 helpful votes 48 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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