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

Calle de las Carreras

 
 
Calle de las Carreras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. Calle de las Carreras Marker
Inscription.
Esta calle se llamó de las Carreras por ella huyeron los conquistadores durante el sitio de Tenochtitlan.
30 de junio de 1521.

English translation:
This street was called "Getaway Street" (Calle Las Carreras) as it was here that the Conquistadors fled from the siege of Tenochtitlán.

 
Erected by Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales y de la República.
 
Location. 19° 26.061′ N, 99° 8.164′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker is at the intersection of Isabel la Católica and 5 de Mayo, on the right when traveling north on Isabel la Católica. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hernán Cortés´ Residences (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Alfredo Robles Domínguez (about 150 meters away); Francisco González Bocanegra (about 150 meters away); Last Residence of Moctezuma (about 210 meters away); Palace of Axayacatl (about 210 meters away); Café del Cazador (about 240 meters away); Juan Ignacio María de Castorena y Ursua (about 240 meters away); Monument to Enrico Martínez (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Calle de las Carreras. This marker
Calle de las Carreras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. Calle de las Carreras Marker
describes part of the "Night of Sorrows" (La Noche Triste) when the Spanish and their allies broke through the Mexica siege and fled from the enraged attackers along the causeways out of the city. Some 400-800 Spanish were killed and some 2,000 to 4,000 of their Tlaxcala and other allies were either captured or killed. Cortés supposedly broke down and cried at the end of the night due to the heavy losses and the desperate situation. After regrouping, his forces later attacked Tenochtitlan again, this time putting it under seige and eventually gaining control of the future Mexico City on August 31, 1521.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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