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Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Large and Small Lakes at Chapultepec

 
 
The Large and Small Lakes at Chapultepec Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 30, 2019
1. The Large and Small Lakes at Chapultepec Marker
Inscription.  

Lago Mayor y Lago Menor
Fueron excavados a principios del siglo XX, como parte de los trabajos de remodelación del Bosque efectuados por Don Porfirio Díaz. El servicio de lanchas funciona desde la primera década del siglo pasado. Durante los meses de febrero, marzo y abril, en el lago menor se escenifica desde 1976 el ballet "El Lago de los Cisnes", del compositor ruso Piotr Ilich Chaikovsky, de fama internacional.

English translation:
The Large and Small Lakes at Chapultepec
These lakes were excavated at the beginning of the 20th century, as part of the remodeling work carried out in the forest by Porfirio Díaz. The boat service has been operating since the first decade of the last century. During the months of February, March and April, the ballet "Swan Lake", by Russian composer Piotr Ilich Chaikovsky, of international fame, has been staged since 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
Location. 19° 25.293′ 
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N, 99° 11.099′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección. Marker is on Avenida Heróica Colegio Militar just east of Avenida Grutas, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 11100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Eagle and the Serpent (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); José María Morelos y Pavón (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fernando Montes de Oca, Child Hero of Mexico (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gallery of History (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The March of Loyalty (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Military College of Mexico (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Springs and Aqueducts (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Large and Small Lakes at Chapultepec and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 30, 2019
2. The Large and Small Lakes at Chapultepec and Marker
A view towards the west of the Large Lake at Chapultepec image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 30, 2019
3. A view towards the west of the Large Lake at Chapultepec
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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