The Independence Angel

This bookmarks shows the most important monument in Mexico City, "The Angel of the Independence".



El Ángel de la Independencia ("The Angel of Independence"), most commonly known by the shortened name El Ángel and officially known as Columna de la Independencia, is a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City.

El Ángel was built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1910. In later years it was made into a mausoleum for the most important heroes of that war. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, and it has become a focal point for both celebration or protest. It bears a resemblance to the July Column in Paris and the Victory Column in Berlin.



Photo taken by me last year!!! :D

lunes, 14 de marzo de 2011 en 14:00

3 Comments to "The Independence Angel"

Posted by Anónimo ( 14 de marzo de 2011, 21:02 )

Está muy padre este separador, debería tener manita de me gusta!!!

interesting!

Muy interesante!

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