Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Altar of the Nation
Alberga los restos de los Niños Héroes y del Coronel Felipe Santiago Xicoténcatl.
“A los defensores de la Patria 1846-1847”
It is the final resting place of the remains of the Children Heroes and of Coronel Felipe Santiago Xicoténcatl.
“To the Defenders of the Nation 1846-1847”
Location. 19° 25.299′ N, 99° 10.734′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Juventud Heróica, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is to left at the final western end of Avenida Juventud Héroica entering to the Chapultepec Park from the east. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 11100, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. Museum of Modern Art (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridge of the Lions (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chapultepec Hill (about 210 meters away); Obelisk of the Children Heroes (about 210 meters away); Museum of National History (about 210 meters away); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (about 210 meters away); Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding The Altar of the Nation. There are many of these types of monuments throughout Mexico that give tribute to the six "Children Heroes" (Niños Héroes), the Mexican military cadets that faced U.S. troops during the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847 during the Mexican-American War and died. This is the largest and most famous of monuments to them. Their remains, as well as the remains of Colonel Xiconténcatl, are entombed in the monument. Of the 400 defenders of the Castle of Chapultepec, only 20 left alive.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.