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Palace of Axayacatl

Palacio de Axayácatl

 
 
Palace of Axayacatl Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. Palace of Axayacatl Marker
Inscription.  

Aqui estuvo el palacio de Axayacatl en donde fué alojado Cortés a su llegada
1519
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de
Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos


English translation:
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.
 
Location. 19° 26.061′ N, 99° 8.045′ 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); Ruins of an Aztec Pyramid
Palace of Axayacatl Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. Palace of Axayacatl Marker
The marker is to the right of the window and main entrance of the Monte de Piedad bank building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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); House of Juan Engel (about 120 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 of Axayacatl Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
3. Palace of Axayacatl Marker
The marker can be seen right of center on the building, now the Monte de Piedad headquarters. To the left of the main entrance seen here is the Last Residence of Moctezuma Marker.
Palace later became Cortés´ residence after the Siege of Tenochtitlán and the beginning of Spanish rule over what is now Mexico.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on October 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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