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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

 
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.
 
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 line); 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); Café del Cazador (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
More about this marker.
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.
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.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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