Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Palace of Axayacatl
Palacio de Axayácatl
Aqui estuvo el palacio de Axayacatl en donde fué alojado Cortés a su llegada
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de
Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos
Here was the Palace of Axayácatl where Cortés stayed after his arrival in 1519.
Catalog of the Inspector General of Artistic and Historic Monuments
Erected by Catálogo de la Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1519.
Location. 19° 26.061′ N, 99° 8.045′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is on Monte de Piedad, on the left when traveling north. The building currently houses the Monte de Piedad bank. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Residence of Moctezuma (a few steps from this marker); Monument to Enrico Martínez (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruins of an Aztec Pyramid (within Juan Ignacio María de Castorena y Ursua (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Main Chapels of the Cathedral of Mexico City (about 90 meters away); José Mariano Beristain y Souza (about 90 meters away); Cuauhtémoc (about 90 meters away); Samir Flores Soberanes (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
More about this marker. Hernán Cortés, together with his Spanish troops and Tlaxcalteca and other allies, entered Tenochtitlán (current day Mexico City) on November 8, 1519. The Mexica leader, Moctezuma II, initially housed them in a large palace on these grounds, named after the past Mexica leader Axayacatl. Moctezuma was later held captive here by the Spanish and eventually died here. Spanish accounts claim that Moctezuma was killed by stones or arrows thrown by Mexica upset by his capitulation to the Spanish, while Mexica accounts claim that the Spanish killed him before making their escape from the palace during the "Noche Triste" (Night of Sorrows). The area that was once the Axayácatl Palace later became
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