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Macroplaza or, as it is called, Grandplaza is the Central square of Monterrey, occupying 40 hectares, making it the fifth largest in the world. It is recommended to start a walk around town. In this square you can find shops and leisure centres. Here is a historic colonial mansions and ancient monuments coexist with new structures. Dominating the square is the lighthouse of Commerce, whose height reaches almost 70 meters. On top of it with a light that illuminates the sky over the city at night.

Macroplaza was founded in the early 80-ies of the last century on the initiative of the Governor of the state of Nuevo Leon, Alfonso martínez domínguez. During the construction of the square was demolished many residential and office buildings. Evicted from them 283 families received new flats somewhere on the outskirts of Monterrey. In the new structure moved and 310 of the companies. In new square you will not find the famous cinema "Elizondo".

Macroplaza is divided into two parts. The first is the responsibility of the municipality. From the South it is bounded by the Avenue of the Constitution, which is the new municipal Palace of Monterrey and the monument of the Sun, North - street, Father Meyer, where is the metro station General Zaragoza. In the East it skirts the Avenue General Zuazua, the main attractions are the local Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the MARCO modern art Museum and casino Monterrey. Finally, from the West area formed by Avenue of General Ignacio Zaragoza, where you can find a Bank building, erected in the last century, and the old municipal Palace, now converted into the city Museum.

The second part Macroplaza is administered by the state. It includes the Esplanade of Heroes, adjacent to the Government Palace. Its main landmarks: state library, city theater, Mexican history Museum, the northeast Museum and the promenade of Santa Lucia, which connects the Macroplaza with the Fundidora Park.