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El Ángel de la Independencia

Listed under Modern Monuments in Mexico City, Mexico.

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The Angel of Independence is an angel topped victory column sitting in the middle of a round about, as these things so often do, near the centre of Mexico City.  As you may infer from the name the monument celebrates the outcome of Mexico's War of Independence, and was built for the centenary of the victory.  

The four large statues round the base of the column represent peace, justice, law and war, but the stone statues  just off from the base of the monument are of real people – some of the heroes of the struggle for independence.  The remains of some of these heroes are also interred in the base of the column.  

Visitors can climb up to the top of the monument, though it's quite a tight squeeze up a dark and narrow stair case... 

Written by  Dan Alba.

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