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Mexico City Sights

Monumento a la Independencia

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Updated 01/22/2015

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Known as El Angel, this Corinthian column topped by a gilt angel is the city's most uplifting monument, built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mexico's War of Independence. Beneath the pedestal lie the remains of the principal heroes of the independence movement; an eternal flame burns in their honor. As you pass by, you may see one or more couples dressed in their wedding apparel, posing for pictures on the steps of the monument. Many couples stop off here before

or after they get married, as a tribute to their own personal independence from their parents.

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Traffic circle bounded by Calle Río Tiber, Paseo de la Reforma, and Calle Florencia, Mexico City, 11580, Mexico

Updated 01/22/2015


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