Monumento a la Independencia


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Historic Sites: Zona Rosa

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Mexico City: Zona Rosa (Pink Zone)

 

Points 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 Norena.

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.


 

 

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