Gran Plaza o Macroplaza
Gran Plaza o Macroplaza
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Main plaza where most of the city's historical monuments, museums and hotels are located.
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JamT66
Playa del Carmen, Mexico46 contributions
Dec 2020
Monterrey has a river walk similar to San Antonio Tx. It's bigger than the one in Texas but different. There are four or five restaurants. the Mexican History museum, the original foundry that established Monterrey and a boat ride with commentary but all in Spanish. Very few people speak English in Monterrey. The huge plaza is part of the Governor's palace and the surrounding area is businesses and restaurants. We were there at Christmas so there was a light show at night that would have been good to see. Very clean, very safe and worth a look if you need to kill a few hours in Monterrey.
Written January 3, 2021
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Jet25425
St. Paul, MN7 contributions
This was one of the locations that is in touch with most attractions downtown. It has several statues as well as being near art museo like the MARCO, and walking distance from the inter plaza (shopping) and Barrior Antiqua.. so a good location and very touristy.
Written November 30, 2003
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Darrin I
19 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
What a fun shopping experience. Indoor shops as well as outdoor vendors. Everything you want to find while shopping is there in one form or another. We felt safe and secure while there. The Policia presence is strong and most people were friendly. Not all shops speak English so a translating app could help. Shops open around 10am and if you like fewer people then mornings are for you. If you like lots of people, after 3pm is bussy.
Written May 1, 2019
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METRUN360
1,078 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
A decent but average central plaza by the normal standards in Mexico.

Not too many shops or restaurants ... mostly just the city and state government buildings and nothing more. Not lively at all.
Written February 3, 2018
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nicocarrega
Panama26 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
Excellent views. Great shots for your memories. Very nice architecture all around. You can visit the Museo del Palacio (free entrance)
Written January 19, 2017
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mehjgmty
Monterrey, Mexico107 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
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 fountains and ample spaces used for public open-air events - often free - including concerts, theater, regional handcraft and food markets, etc. It also is one of the endpoints of the "Paseo Santa Lucía", a canal and walking path that leads to Parque Fundidora (another great place to visit - from the Macroplaza, you can go on foot or take a boat along the canal). You can also walk to the "Barrio Antiguo" from here - an old neighborhood with antique shops, restaurant, bars, etc.
I have been to the Macroplaza repeatedly for cultural events in the park or in the surrounding buildings, to take a boat on the canal, or just to walk and have a meal at one of the nearby restaurants. I have always found it clean, although on special occasions it gets very crowded and might be left less tidy. It was one of the first places I took my parents when they came to visit.
Written May 20, 2015
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Mike M
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed strolling through this park. We were hit up a couple times by some assertive students doing ‘fundraising’ but they were polite and respectful.
Written February 24, 2020
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Jorge E
Leon, Mexico47 contributions
Aug 2019
A historic connection in Monterrey between the state government buildings and the mayor's office of one of the most important cities in Mexico
Written September 1, 2019
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Alberto P
Chihuahua, Mexico21 contributions
Aug 2019
after a long day of business i just went there to walk a relax and i found a lot to see and to admire
Written August 25, 2019
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Eduardo1022
Grayson, GA75 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Definitely should include a walk through this beautiful plaza , preferably when it’s not too hot. The plaza is huge and spacious with sculptures and both classic and modern arquitecture
Written August 1, 2019
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