AAA Editor Notes
Gran Plaza is bounded by Av. 5 de Mayo on the north and Av. Constitución on the south. Monterrey's immense central plaza is one of the world's largest city squares. Also known as the Macro Plaza, its construction during the 1980s helped revitalize the downtown area. Graced by fountains, statuary, gardens and boldly modern buildings, the 100-acre expanse stretches from City Hall (Palacio Municipal) north to the Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno). Several streets pass beneath the raised plaza, helping to alleviate traffic congestion.