Faro de Comercio, Monterrey

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Faro del Comercio is a monument designed by the accomplished Mexican architect Luis Barragán and constructed in 1984 by architect Raúl Ferrera. It is a recognizable sight in Monterrey among many other modern manmade landmarks, such as Neptune's Fountain (Fuente de la Vida), the Monterrey City Hall, the Papal Bridge (El Puente del Papa), and the Bridge of Unity (Puente de la Unidad) in San Pedro, connecting that municipality to Monterrey. These sites are intended on one hand to complement the city's few remaining traditional landmarks, such as, the Bishopric Palace (Palacio del Obispado) and Museum, the City's Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey), the Central Post Office (old Monterrey City Hall), and the State of Nuevo León Government building, on the north end of the Macroplaza. On the other hand, they are also intended to project an image of a city that prides itself as being the most progressive large industrial city of Mexico.El Faro del Comercio was built in commemoration of the founding of the Chamber of Commerce of Monterrey's on its 100-year anniversary. It is located near the south end of the Macroplaza facing the City's Cathedral and behind the new Monterrey City Hall. El Faro del Comercio is 69.80 meters tall and 12.33 meters wide. Its bright reddish-orange color attracts attention when visiting the Macroplaza, Monterrey's central park.
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  • a large (high) monument that is located in the macroplaza, out of the ordinary but personally serves only if you want the photo no more
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  • Located at Macro Plaza, just a tall thin structure. Where more people are having other activities at the Macro Plaza Didn't find this interesting, average!  more »
  • A full design and somewhat anonymous. You wonder what is until you explain it. Nice instead with the night lights.
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  • Beautiful monument that at night you can see a nice set of lights that illuminate the place
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  • Nice, it brings back good memories
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If the main purpose of your visit to Monterrey is sightseeing, stay in the old central neighborhood of Barrio Antiguo, where you can find everything from budget-friendly youth hostels to hotels housed in historical buildings and large hotels. Those visiting for business purposes might prefer to look south of the river to Zona San Augustin, which offers mid-range hotels in more modern surroundings.
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