of Interest in Zona Rosa
One attractive feature of
Zona Rosa, aside from its restaurants and sidewalk
diversions, is Paseo de la Reforma. This avenue, initiated
by Maximilian of Hapsburg and styled after Champs Elysees
in Paris, is one of the city's most beautiful,
particularly in the section between Chapultepec Park and
Avenida Juarez intersection.
Monumento a Cuauhtemoc
Sculptural grouping by several Mexican artists. The main
figure representing the last Aztec King is by Miguel
Monumento a Cristobal Colon
Designed by Eleuterio Mendez and erected by Carlos Cordier
in France, the statue was inaugurated in 1877, to
commemorate the explorer's arrival in America.
Monumento a la Independencia
The "Angel", insignia of the city, stands atop
36 m column. At the base are 4 bronze statues, depicting
War, Peace, Justice and Law, and others in marble of
national heroes Hidalgo, Guerrero, Mina and Bravo. Antonio
Rivas Mercado was responsible for the overall design,
Enrique Alciati for the marble figures. Inaugurated on
Sep. 16, 1910.
Fuente de la Diana Cazadora
Designed by architect Vicente Mendiola and built by
Sculptor J. F. Olaguibel, the graceful statue is one of
Mexico City resident's best-loved.