Catedral Metropolitano de Monterrey


Just north of MARCO on the Macroplaza is the baroque facade of the Catedral Metropolitano de Monterrey, built in stages between about 1663 and the 1899. The neon cross at the top just doesn’t seem out of place in Monterrey.

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2. Faro del Comercio

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3. Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey

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5. Macroplaza

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Public square, forum for art, garden and green spaces all fuse to form Monterrey's unique Parque Hundido.

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