Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Royal and Pontiﬁcal University of Mexico
El Real y Pontiﬁcia Universidad de Mexico
Ad perennem memoriam pontificiae regiae Vniversitatis Caroli V ivssv ab excmo anto de Mendoza in hoc loco III ivnii MDLII erectae qvae ad annum MDCCCLXV vsquve florvit hoc monvmentvm vniversitas nationalis Mexicana DD
Love of knowledge is the safety of the country
This monument is erected to the perpetual memory of the Royal and Pontifical University founded in the time of Charles V under the Viceroy Mendoza on June 3, 1552 and that flourished here until 1865 as the National University of Mexico.
Location. 19° 26.019′ N, 99° 7.895′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Moneda 3, Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Death of Benito Juárez (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Antonio Marquez G. (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Nicolás Carpancho (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Printing Press in the Americas (about 90 meters away, Ignacio Luis Vallarta (about 210 meters away); House of Juan Engel (about 240 meters away); Monument to Enrico Martínez (about 240 meters away); Palace of Axayacatl (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. This was the location of one of the first universities in the Americas, the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. The traditional date of its inauguration is now usually given as January 25, 1553. It was the precursor of both the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Pontifical University of Mexico.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.