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Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park

Entrada de Los Leones

 
 
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Inscription.
Inaugurada el 17 de septiembre de 1921, y realizada de acuerdo al Proyecto del Arq. Antonio Muñoz G.
Los Leones son obra del escultor francés Gardet, las figuras fueron ejecutadas en bronce fundido, cincelado y dorado. En la cimentación de los pedestales se empleó concreto armado y el granito que los cubre fue Importado de Alemania, completándose con otro proveniente de Zacatecas y cuatro piezas de Balle Mont, Canadá.
La ejecución de los remates de la verja correspondió al herrero N. Norris y el modelado de las puertas al escultor J. Tovar.

English translation:
Inaugurated on September 17, 1921, and carried out according to the architect Antonio Muñoz G.
The lions are the work of the French sculptor Gardet. The figures were made in cast bronze, then engraved and gilded. The foundation pedestals were made of reinforced concrete and granite imported from Germany, with other stone from Zacatecas and four pieces from Balle Mont, Canada.
The construction of the gatework was done by the blacksmith N. Norris, under the direction of the sculptor J. Tovar.
 
Location. 19° 25.383′ N, 99° 10.576′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker can be reached from Avenida Juventud Heróica 678. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within walking distance of this marker. The Social Security Angel (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Museum of Modern Art (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (approx. half a kilometer away); Obelisk of the Children Heroes (approx. half a kilometer away); Chapultepec Hill (approx. half a kilometer away); Museum of National History (approx. half a kilometer away); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (approx. half a kilometer away); Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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The gate and one of the lions can be seen here. The additional marker celebrates the centennial of the park's opening to the public (1907-November, 2007).
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