Discover 4 incredible Historical Monuments while traveling to Mexico

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A journey through the history of Mexico

In the extensive Mexican territory, there are hundreds of monuments that were erected to commemorate historical events that lead to the magnificent Mexico of today. Many of the events of the past were necessary to usher Mexican progress.

There is history in its statues, cultural richness that we would love to share with you on your next visit. They are also perfect places to take special photos.

We know that our recommendations are useful to you, this time we share with you the historical monuments of Mexico that are a must-see on your vacation.

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The angel of Mexico
That is the way we Mexicans fondly call the “Angel de la Independencia”, located on Paseo de la Reforma avenue in Mexico City, there, you will find the Monumento a la Independencia.

Inaugurated in 1910 by then-president Porfirio Diaz, this beautiful sculpture was made to commemorate the centenary of Mexico's independence. Beyond being a decoration of the city, this monument recalls the efforts of all those who fought for the independence of our country. It is a reminder to all Mexicans of their freedom, the most beloved tribute in the history of Mexico.

Nowadays it is also used as a meeting point to celebrate triumphs and celebrations, where the most common thing is to go around the Independence Monument several times, always with the joy that characterizes Mexico City and that we will be delighted to share with you, so get ready to celebrate with us.

Once you are in the Paseo de la Reforma, we recommend you visit other places that are nearby, such as walking in the Zona Rosa de Mexico, a tourist area in the Juárez neighborhood that has the best restaurants, bookstores, boutiques and art galleries. 

To the defenders of the motherland

The Bosque de Chapultepec is a tourist attraction in Mexico City that you can enjoy and where you can find the famous Castillo de Chapultepec. This place also protects the legacy of the heroes of the country with a spectacular monument.

The Altar a la Patria, also called the Monumento a los Niños Héroes, is a tribute to the cadets who gave their lives to defend the Castillo de Chapultepec. Inaugurated in 1952, this altar is a must-see from it you will learn a lot about the history of Mexico, and you will learn about the courage that exists in all Mexicans.

It is majestic and unique in its kind, this monument is the first thing you will see when entering the Bosque de Chapultepec, all who have passed through this place are moved when learning what happened in times of struggle, but rest assured that you will leave there with an enriched spirit and full of goodness.

Admission is free, but keep in mind that it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday. Make the most of your trip to Bosque de Chapultepec and don't forget to visit the Zoológico de Chapultepec and the Museo de Antropología.

Honor to Benito Juárez

The historic center of Mexico is one of the most popular meeting points in Mexico City, the perfect place for sightseeing and where you will find the Hemiciclo a Juárez monument in the Alameda Central. President Porfirio Díaz also ordered the construction of this monument despite his differences with Benito Juárez, knowing that it would be an ideal tribute to his historical contribution.

It is a marble semi-circle that presents the heroic legend that helped make Mexico what it is today.

This site is one of the most visited by tourists, now, various artistic and cultural events are also held there. Near the Hemiciclo a Juárez you can also find places and tourist attractions such as the Parque de la Alameda, the Torre Latinoamericana and of course, you should not leave without entering the Palacio de las Bellas Artes.

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Dedicated to the Mexican Revolution

You have to visit the Monumento a la Revolución. A monument that is also near the Historic Center of Mexico City, located in the Plaza de la República.

At the time it was destined to have a very different shape to what we know today, it was meant to be a legislative palace, in fact, it was even considered to demolish it. However, a proposal was made to take advantage of part of the structure that existed to erect a monument in honor of the recently concluded Mexican Revolution.

Impressive for its style and size, this monument holds in its basement the Museo Nacional de la Revolución, where you can tour its interior and learn about more than 50 years of Mexican history throughout its three interactive rooms, all full of culture that will make your visit a unique and unrepeatable experience.

We recommend you enjoy the view offered by the viewpoint of the Monumento a la Revolución, you will not want to miss the opportunity to go up to this place to see the best of Mexico City. If you are looking for something else to fill you with emotions, you can participate in events such as Tabacalera Jazz Club, Museum Night and Barter Market, all of which take place right there.

The best thing about traveling is learning and enriching yourself with the culture of the place you visit and Mexico is full of cultural sites that will surely make you fall in love with them.


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