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Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

National Flag Monument

Ruta Corazón de Guanajuato

 
 
National Flag Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
1. National Flag Monument Marker
Inscription.  

Monumento a La Bandera Nacional
Este monumento, inaugurado en 1951 por el entonces presidente Miguel Lucas Alemán Valdés, representa los ideales revolucionarios, nacidos de la lucha del pueblo mexicano por su libertad. La figura femenina simboliza a la Patria, que está flanqueada por un indígena guerrero y un soldado. Está hecho en cantera rosa, rodeado de plantas propias de la región de Dolores Hidalgo, Cuna de la Independencia Nacional.

El Monumento a la Bandera fue proyectado por el Arquitecto Jorge L. Medellín y esculpida por Federico Canessi, este último nacido en la ciudad de México en 1906 y fue maestro de varias generaciones de alumnos de la Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Se convirtió muy pronto en el escultor preferido de los monumentos de la época del Nacionalismo Revolucionario, realizando obras en varias ciudades de la República, entre las que destacan las estatuas a Migeul Lerdo de Tejado en la Cámara de Senadores, la de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, en Guanajuato, además del Monumento Nacional de la Bandera, en Iguala, Guerrero y la Cabeza Monumental de Lázaro Cárdenas, en esa misma ciudad.
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Colaboró cercanamente con Davido Alfaro Siqueiros en los murales de la Ciudad Universitaria en la ciudad de México. Su estilo es monumental, esquemático, propio de la época del llamado “Milagro Mexicano”, lleno de alegorías patrióticas y nacionalistas.

El monumento está rodeado por una barda semicircular que da la bienvenida a Dolores, Hidalgo.

English:
National Flag Monument
President Miguel Alemán Valdés inaugurated this monument in 1951, it represents the revolutionary ideals, born from the struggle of the Mexican people for their freedom. The female figure symbolized the country, which is flanked by an indigenous warrior and a soldier. It is made of pink stone, surrounded by plants of Dolores Hidalgo’s area, birthplace of the National Independence.

The National Flag monument was the project of Architect Jorge L. Medellín and sculpted by Federico Canessi, born in Mexico City en 1906 and teacher of many generations of the National School of Plastic Arts. He soon became the favorite sculptor of the monuments at the time of the Revolutionary Nationalism, creating art works in various cities in the country, among which are the statues of Miguel Lerdo de Tejada in the Senate, of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in Guanajuato, the Memorial Flag in Iguala, Guerrero and the Monumental bust of Lázaro Cárdenas in that entity.
National Flag Monument Marker English text image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
2. National Flag Monument Marker English text
He collaborated closely with David Alfaro Siqueiros with the Ciudad Universitaria’s murals in Mexico City. His style is monumental, schematic typical of the era of the “Mexican Miracle”, full of patriotic nationalist allegories.

This monument is surrounded by a semicircular fence that welcomes you to Dolores, Hidalgo.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 21° 9.298′ N, 100° 55.601′ W. Marker is in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Guanajuato just west of Calle Quintana Roo, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dolores Hidalgo GTO 37800, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José María Morelos y Pavón (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); "El Socorrito" Temple (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Temple of El Calvario (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Parish of the Asunción (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Birthplace of José Alfredo Jiménez (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Cocomacán (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Parish of Nuestro Señora de los Dolores (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Route of the Insurgents (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dolores Hidalgo.
 
National Flag Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
3. National Flag Monument and Marker
National Flag Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
4. National Flag Monument
The monument's plaque reads:

A la bandera de la patria
Homenaje del
Presidente de la Republica
Lic. Miguel Aleman
1951
The National Flag Monument's sculpture of Miguel Hidalgo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
5. The National Flag Monument's sculpture of Miguel Hidalgo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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