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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Cuauhtémoc

 
 
Cuauhtémoc Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
1. Cuauhtémoc Marker
Inscription.  

Cuauhtémoc
Fue el último tlatoani mexica y su nombre significa “águila que cae”. Se distinguió como dirigente de la resistencia y líder militar. El coraje, el estoicismo y la dignidad del último emperador azteca es un ejemplo de heroísmo para todos los mexicanos.

English translation:
Cuauhtémoc was the last tlatoani mexica and his name means "eagle that falls". He distinguished himself as a leader of the resistance and the military. The courage, stoicism and dignity of this, the last Aztec emperor, is a heroic example for all Mexicans.
 
Location. 19° 26.007′ N, 99° 8.036′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is at the intersection of Plaza de la Constitución and Calle Monte de Piedad, on the right when traveling west on Plaza de la Constitución. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruins of an Aztec Pyramid (within shouting distance of this marker); Salón Peter Gay
A view of the bust of Cuauhtémoc and marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
2. A view of the bust of Cuauhtémoc and marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Café del Cazador (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Enrico Martínez (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Chapels of the Cathedral of Mexico City (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Residence of Moctezuma (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palace of Axayacatl (about 90 meters away); El Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Cuauhtémoc. Cuauhtémoc is held in high regard in Mexico, as the only Mexica emperor to survive the initial Spanish Conquest. Cortés later forced Cuauhtémoc to accompany him on a mission to Honduras, assassinating the emperor somewhere along the march when Cortés had suspicions of an uprising.
This monument is interesting as it is highly likely that Cuauhtémoc lived somewhere in this vicinity and so one probably walks in his footsteps while admiring this bust and marker.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, Non-US
 
Cuauhtémoc Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
3. Cuauhtémoc Marker
The marker and bust are difficult to see roughly right of center, with the Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México in the distance to the left.
Cuauhtémoc and the Metropolitan Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
4. Cuauhtémoc and the Metropolitan Cathedral
The bust of Cuauhtémoc looks northeast at the cathedral, the previous site of the Templo Mayor of the Aztecs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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