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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Museum of National History

Museo Nacional de Historia

 
 
Museum of National History Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. Museum of National History Marker
Inscription.
El Castillo de Chapultepec se transformó en Museo Nacional de Historia, con base en el decreto por el presidente Lázaro Cárdenas el 31 de diciembre de 1938. Se inició la construcción del edificio en 1785, durante la administración del virrey Bernardo de Gálvez. Se planeó como un palacio de recreo para los virreyes; pero los elevados costos de su construcción impidieron concluirlo. En 1833, durante la administración del presidente Anastasio Bustamante, se decidió que el Castillo se convirtiera en sede del Colegio Militar. Desde 1858 hasta 1939, las habitaciones del Castillo ligadas al jardín aéreo, funcionaron como residencia oficial de los gobernantes de México.

English translation:
The Chapultepec Castle was transformed into the Museum of National History based on the decree given by President Lázaro Cárdenas on December 31 1939. Construction actually began on the building in 1785, during the administration of the Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez. It was planned as a recreational palace for the viceroys, but the high construction costs kept it from being finished. In 1833, during the administration of President Anastasio Bustamante, it was decided that the Castle would be converted into the headquarters of the Military College. From 1858 to 1939, the rooms of the Castle that form the second story garden were used as the
Museum of National History Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. Museum of National History Marker
official resident of the rulers of Mexico.
 
Location. 19° 25.285′ N, 99° 10.858′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Touch for map. The marker is on the right hand side of the walkway leading up to the Museum of National History, near the beginning of the walk before getting to the lockers and entry way.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapultepec Hill (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); From the Peak (about 90 meters away); The Castle Garden (about 90 meters away); Sounds in the Distance (about 90 meters away); Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (about 90 meters away); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (about 90 meters away); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (about 120 meters away); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
The Museum of National History image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
3. The Museum of National History
Also very commonly still known as the Chapultepec Castle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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