Macroplaza is Monterrey's largest and most impressive square in the centre of this mega city. Along one of its sides the Governmental Palace can be admired. Regularly it is adorned in brilliant light, like on September 16th to celebrate Independence Day in Mexico's tricolour or in pink on Breast cancer Awareness Day. Large statues of famous persons of the country's history can be admired on the square itself. A short walk from the square other famous sights such as the Museum of Mexican History and the Museum of the north East can be visited, as well as the Santa Lucia River Walk. (Paseo Santa Lucia)
The Macroplaza of Monterrey must be one of my favourite public squares in the world, with mix of architectural styles, sculptural excellence, mountain views and most of all live-for-the-moment leisurely romantic vibe. Highlights for me were the Palacio del Gobernio with Mexican forefathers in stain-glass windows (Monterrey is the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon), the peaceful, beautifully-sculpted Fuente de la Vida, the Catedral de Monterrey, the beautifully-designed gardens and sculpted bushes.
Outside the Museo de Historia Mexicana was the Paseo Santa Lucia, a canal-like real water river (lots of fishes swimming inside!) where romance was in the air! Outdoor theatres, lots of places to sit, more fountains, couples making out, best friends strolling arm-over-arm, unaggressive street vendors selling wares from candied apples to elotes to toys.
Monterrey's Macro Plaza, in the heart of the city, is full of gardens, fountains, and is surrounded by unique buidings with a full range of architecure styles. On one end you find the Municipal Palace, and on the other the State Government Palace. In between you will find the City Theater, The State Congress Building, Several Museums among other interesting places and sights.
You may take a walk in the Macro Square (Macro Plaza), name that receives by being one of the biggest of world , since it has an extension of 40 hectares, which go from the Federal Palace until the monument 'Homage to the Sun,' created by the famous painter and sculptor Rufino Tamayo (you will soon find out that the people of Monterrey is constantly in search of breaking Guinness and national Records).
Palace of Government, built with pink quarry and a style French neoclassicist