Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Palace of Axayacatl
Palacio de Axayácatl
en donde fué alojado Cortés
a su llegada
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de
Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos
where Cortés stayed after his arrival
Erected by Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
Location. 19° 26.061′ N, 99° 8.043′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Monte de Piedad, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The building currently houses the Monte de Piedad bank. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
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); Juan Ignacio María de Castorena y Ursua (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct The Main Chapels of the Cathedral of Mexico City (about 90 meters away); José Mariano Beristain y Souza (about 90 meters away); House of Juan Engel (about 120 meters away); Ignacio Luis Vallarta (about 120 meters away); Salón Peter Gay (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
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 Cortés´ residence after the Siege of Tenochtitlán and the beginning of Spanish rule over what is now Mexico.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.