Plaza Zaragoza


A shady park, Plaza Zaragoza hosts many concerts and special events. The centerpiece of the plaza – and the larger Macroplaza – is a 70m-tall, red concrete tower known as the Faro del Comercio (Beacon of Commerce). A green laser beams off the top at night.

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1. Faro del Comercio

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At the southern end of the Macroplaza, the red 70m concrete tower Faro del Comercio (Lighthouse of Commerce) soars above the city, its green lasers…

2. Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey

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A small museum inside Monterrey's original city hall, the Museo Metropolitano showcases the history of the city, from it's founding in 1596 to the present…

3. Catedral Metropolitano de Monterrey

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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…

4. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

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Don't miss the outstanding Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, its entrance marked by Juan Soriano's gigantic black dove sculpture. Inside, its idiosyncratic…

5. Macroplaza

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A monument to Monterrey’s late-20th-century ambition, this city-block-wide series of interconnected squares, also known as the Gran Plaza, was created in…

6. Biblioteca Central

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Monterrey's modernist central library is an architectural landmark along the Macroplaza, bringing to mind a reimagined Roman stadium. It hosts lectures…

7. Parque Hundido

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

8. Explanada de los Héroes

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Explanada de los Héroes has statues of Mexican national heroes in each corner. It's the most formal and traditional of the spaces in the Macroplaza and…