Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Obelisk of the Children Heroes
Obelisco a los Niños Héroes
Es el primer monumento erigido en honor a los Niños Héroes en 1884, creado a instancias de Don Porfirio Díaz siendo presidente Manuel González. Fue diseñado por el Arq. Ramón Rodríguez Arangoity. El obelisco está ornamentado en la parte superior con una paloma y una estrella dorada y protegido por una cerca de hierro adornada con las haces de lanzas envueltos en crespones. Ahí figuran los nombres de los alumnos de Colegio Militar que fueron muertos o heridos el 13 de septiembre de 1847.
In 1884 this was the first monument erected in honor of the Children Heroes, created under the direction of Porfirio Díaz under Presidente Manuel González. It was designed by the architect Ramón Rodríguez Arangoity. The obelisk is adorned on its top by a dove and a golden star and protected by an iron fence made of poleaxes wrapped in ribbons. Engraved on the monument are the names of the students of the Military College that died or were injured in the Battle for Chapultepec on September 13, 1847.
Location. 19° 25.225′ N, 99° 10.822′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Touch for map. The marker and monument are to the east of the Chapultepec Hill and Castle, on the walking path around the south of the hill.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (here, next to this marker); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castle Garden (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sounds in the Distance (about 90 meters away); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (about 120 meters away); From the Peak (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Categories. • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.