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Gran Plaza o Macroplaza

Address: De Avenida Constitucion a 5 de Mayo Oriente | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 60 Attractions in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Main plaza where most of the city's historical monuments, museums and...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Main plaza where most of the city's historical monuments, museums and hotels are located.
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Monterrey, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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513 reviews 513 reviews
96 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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USA
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607 reviews 607 reviews
204 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 reviews 4 reviews
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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