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Colonia Cuauhtémoc in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park

Entrada de Los Leones

 
 
The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park Marker
Inscription.  
Inaugurada el 17 de septiembre de 1921, y realizada de acuerdo al Proyecto del Arq. Antonio Muñoz G.
Los Leones son obra del escultor francés Gardet, las figuras fueron ejecutadas en bronce fundido, cincelado y dorado. En la cimentación de los pedestales se empleó concreto armado y el granito que los cubre fue Importado de Alemania, completándose con otro proveniente de Zacatecas y cuatro piezas de Balle Mont, Canadá.
La ejecución de los remates de la verja correspondió al herrero N. Norris y el modelado de las puertas al escultor J. Tovar.

English translation:
Inaugurated on September 17, 1921, and carried out according to the architect Antonio Muñoz G.
The lions are the work of the French sculptor Gardet. The figures were made in cast bronze, then engraved and gilded. The foundation pedestals were made of reinforced concrete and granite imported from Germany, with other stone from Zacatecas and four pieces from Balle Mont, Canada.
The construction of the gatework was done by the blacksmith N. Norris, under the direction of the sculptor J. Tovar.
 
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in this topic list: Man-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1921.
 
Location. 19° 25.383′ N, 99° 10.576′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia Cuauhtémoc. Marker can be reached from Avenida Juventud Heróica 678. 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 Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Bridge of the Lions (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Social Security Angel (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Altar of the Nation (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Museum of Modern Art (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Site Museum of Chapultepec (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Causeway of the Heroic Military College (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park Marker
The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
3. The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park Marker
The gate and one of the lions can be seen here. The additional marker celebrates the centennial of the park's opening to the public (1907-November, 2007).
The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
4. The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park
One of the lion sculptures and its base described in the marker text image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 17, 2019
5. One of the lion sculptures and its base described in the marker text
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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