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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Hill of the Bells

 
 
The Hill of the Bells Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2018
1. The Hill of the Bells Marker
Inscription.  
Cerro de las Campanas
Este cerro solía ser un marcador solar y sitio de rituales prehispánicos. Después, en el siglo XVIII, la zona fue dividida en terrenos para varias haciendas al poniente de la ciudad. Es recordado por ser escenario de la ejecución del emperador Maximiliano de Habsburgo y los generales conservadores Miguel Miramón y Tomás Mejía el 19 de junio de 1867, marcando el fin del Sitio de Querétaro. En este parque nacional destacan la capilla de La Piedad (construida en memoria de Maximiliano por la Casa Real de Austria en 1901), el Monumento a Benito Juárez en la cima del cerro (obra del escultor Juan Olaguibel) y un espacion interactivo llamado Museo de la Magia del Pasado. Según la tradición oral, el nombre del cerro se debe al sonido metálico que producían algunas piedras de la zona al chocar o ser golpeadas unas con otra.

English:
Hill of the Bells
This hill used to be a solar marker and site of Pre-Hispanic rituals. Afterwards, in the 18th century, the area was divided into land for several haciendas in the west of the city. It is remembered for being the site of the execution
The Hill of the Bells Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2018
2. The Hill of the Bells Marker
The marker is to the far right in this view of the Chapel of La Piedad (built in memory of Maximilian by the Royal House of Austria in 1901), mentioned in the marker text.
of Maximilian of Habsburg and the conservative generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía on June 19, 1867. This national park features the chapel of La Piedad (built in memory of Maximilian by the Royal House of Austria in 1901), the Benito Juárez Monument on the top of the hill (work by the sculptor Juan Olaguibel), and an interactive space called the Museum of the Magic of the Past. According to oral tradition, the hill is named for the metallic sound that some of the stones in the area produced when striking or being struck by each other.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Location. 20° 35.602′ N, 100° 24.563′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from Calle Cerro de las Campanas just west of Calle Justo Sierra, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the right some few steps after entering Cerro de las Campanas Park, to the right of the Chapel of La Piedad. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76010, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chapel of La Piedad (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hill of the Bells (within shouting distance of this marker); General Mariano Escobedo
Statue of Benito Juárez at the Hill of the Bells image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2018
3. Statue of Benito Juárez at the Hill of the Bells
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (about 210 meters away); Site of the Surrender of Maximilian (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec (approx. half a kilometer away); The Parish of Cristo Rey (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Félix Nabor Osores de Sotomayor García (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
The altar and interior of the Chapel of La Piedad image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 7, 2017
4. The altar and interior of the Chapel of La Piedad
An additional Hill of the Bells Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2018
5. An additional Hill of the Bells Marker
This additional, older marker is just to the left of the entrance to the Hill of the Bells park. It is hidden by the ticket booth and is hard to see. It reads:

Parque Municipal “Cerro de las Campanas”
El 19 de junio de 1867 se fusiló en este cerro al efímero emperador de México, Maximiliano de Habsburgo, junto con dos de sus generales Miguel Miramón y Tomás Mejía. Esto significó el triunfo de la República. En 1900 el gobierno de Austrio mandó edificar una capilla "Propiciatoria" y en 1967 el gobierno mexicano colocó la estatua de Benito Juárez, Presidente en aquella época.

English:
Municipal Park “Hill of the Bells”
On June 19, 1867, the French-installed emperor of Mexico, Maximilian of Habsburg, was executed by a firing squad on this hill along with two of his generals, Miguel Miramon and Tomas Mejia. This meant the triumph of the Republic. In 1900, the government of Austria ordained the construction of the Propiciatory" chapel. In 1967, the Mexican government placed the statue of Benito Juarez the first President of that triumphant Republic.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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