An imposing steel and concrete structure that dominates the south end of the Macroplaza, the modern Palacio Municipal (City Hall) stands in stark contrast to the ornate Metropolitan Cathedral and the classical Old Municipal Palace nearby.
Inaugurated in 1976 and fronted by a towering statue of Ignacio Zaragoza on horseback, the City Hall is one of Monterrey’s most recent landmarks and has a number of spaces open to the public, including a small museum (Spanish only). Notable highlights include Rufino Tamayo’s magnificent artwork, Homage to the Sun, on the south side of the building, and Julio Carrasco Breton’s Monterrey 2000 mural in the central courtyard.
The Palacio Municipal (City Hall) is located at the southern end of the Macroplaza in central Monterrey and is open daily. Admission is free.