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Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia

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This famous monument built in 1906 for the people who died in the Mexican fight for independence stands 150 feet tall.
Paseo de la Reforma | Florencia, and Río Tiber intersection. Reforma/Zona Rosa, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old monument. Its just a quick walk across the heavy traffic. Defiantly see it when there is not a celebration or protect going on

Thank Corry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ensure you get there in the right light. Some mornings are overcast which means you may not get the best backdrop for your photos. You can cross the street to get a great pic. Not to be missed.

Thank JaniceRoz
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice place to visit. Just to pass around there by car and better if at night. Paseo de la Reforma is the nicest street in Mexico City and this monument complements it’s beauty.

Thank AAppa
Reviewed 8 October 2018

You can just walk by or drive by in Paseo de la Reforma. It is a very emblematic monument and you can take a picture at it.

Thank Paco A
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This was just one block away from the Marriott hotel so we walked thru this spot every day. It’s a huge monument at the middle of the road with steps around it where people sit and relax. Couple of observations, one there was no walkway...More

1  Thank rpstgnyc
Reviewed 9 April 2018

El Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia is a striking and recognizable landmark of Mexico City. It's a popular photo stop and it is especially beautiful when illuminated at night. It consists of a tall victory column topped with a golden angel on a...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The monument itself is nice but not worth seeing in itself, but it is part of Paseo de la Reforma which is a great street for strolling and people watching in the late afternoon, say between 16.00and 19.00

1  Thank FoodMonsterTravels
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We were able to see this beautiful monument in the daytime and the night, and it's really nice when it is lit up. The base is enormous, with many carvings and plaques. It is in the middle of a traffic circle with no crosswalks, so...More

1  Thank StefanieH443
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I did a little research on the hotels that we were going to be staying at on our upcoming trip to Mexico City. We were staying in the Zona Rosa area and this monument is on the Paseo de la Reforma, only blocks away from...More

1  Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed 5 February 2018

El Angel was built as a monument to the memories of the heroes of the Mexican Independence from Espana. It occupies prime real estate on the Paseo de Reforma in the Zona Rosa. Most tours will include a visit to this memorial.

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Response from Hectomal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Neil Although I did not get up to the observation platform myself, I checked in the web and got the information that access is permitted provided that written request is submitted at Delegación ( Borough) Cuauhtémoc... More