Monumento a la Revolucion, Mexico City

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    Monument to the Revolution
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    Revolution Monument

    by jumanuel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Monument was constructed to simbolize the revolution movement of 1910. If you take the turibus you will see it.
    You can visit the downstairs museum.
    Warning - Don't visit the main square ALONE near night time

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 6, 2012

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    The Monument to the Revolution (Monumento a la Revolución) is a landmark and monument commemorating the Mexican Revolution. It is located in Republic Square (Plaza de la República) close to my Melia Reforma Hotel.
    The structure also functions as a mausoleum for the heroes of the Mexican Revolution of 1910.

    You can watch my 8 min 57 sec HD Video Mexico City around part 8 out of my Youtube channel.

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    Monumento de la Revolution

    by filipdebont Updated Oct 13, 2002

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    Monumento de la Revolution

    This monument is devoted to the revolution of 1910.
    In fact there was the intention to build a new building for the Senate. But in 1932 they changed the plans because of the swampy underground. So they decided to make a monument of it. Under the four pillars are buried the heroes of the revolution. There is also a museum inside the monument.

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    Monumento a la Revolucion

    by acemj Updated Jan 1, 2006

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    From the Alameda, if you continue on Juarez beyond the intersection with the Paseo de la Reforma, you'll see the large Monument of the Revolution in the Plaza de la Republica. The monument was originally intended to be a parliamentary building, but the constructions was interrupted by the Revolution and they ended up turning into the monument you see today. Some heroes of the Revolution are buried beneath it, including the famous Pancho Villa and a few Mexican presidents.

    There is a museum dedicated to the Revolution beneath the monument, but I didn't visit.

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    Monumento a la Revolución

    by draguza Written Feb 12, 2012

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    This art-déco monument dedicated to the Mexican Revolution, is in the Plaza de la República, where the Museo Nacional de la Revolución is also located. The building was actually commissioned by dictator Porfirio Díaz, who intended to make it his new legislative chamber. However, the 1910 Revolution meant that the grandiose project was never to be fulfilled. The remains of presidents Madero and Carranza, have been laid to rest under the monument s pillars.

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    Monumento a la Revolucion

    by malianrob Written Sep 24, 2008

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    This is the monument to the revolution. It is in the Plaza de la Republica. There are the remains of a few presidents located here. At the bottomof the monument is the Museo Nacional de la Revolucion. There are uniforms, art, weapons, newspapers, drawings and pictures located in here chronicling the years of the revolution that range from 1867 to 1917.
    You can see this monument from far away. During the time of our visit during Mexicos Independance day the monument was decorated very nice with alot of lights.

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    Monumento a la Revolucion

    by AnnaLupilla Written Nov 22, 2005

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    President Porfirio Diaz ordered the construction of a legislative palace on this spot, which was never finished because of the outbreak (and outcome) of the Mexican Revolution. It was only advanced to the initial steel structure stage, which in 1933 was used for bulding a monument to Mexican Revolution, under supervision of architect Carlos Obregon Santacilia. Remains of some revolutionary leaders rest in this monument.

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    Monumento a la Revolución, large size monument.

    by Aptypo Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    Monumento a la Revoluci��n

    Monumento a la Revolución.
    (Revolution Monument).

    The Mexican Revolution is considered like the culmination of a process that begins with 'La Reforma' (Reform of the Republic) in the year of 1867 and culminates with the promulgation of the Constitution of 1917.

    In January of 1933, the Gral. Plutarco Elías Calles and the architect Carlos Obregón Santacilia displayed a project to the President Gral. Abelardo L. Rodríguez to erect a monument to the Revolution.
    In this one it was tried to use part of the structure of the unfinished Palacio Legislativo (Legislative Palace) to built the monument and its cellars to build a museum.
    The project was simple since the proportion of the structure is conserved with the dome that contains in itself the required elements of form, size and proportions.
    The initiative quickly was accepted by President Abelardo L. Rodriguez and the 25 of January of 1933 sent an agreement to integrate a patronage presided by the Gral. Plutarco Elías Calles.

    Nevertheless, for diverse reasons and the lack of economic resources, the project of the monument was not carried out. In 1986 the idea for the creation of the monument was retaken.
    The museum project began headed by Dr. Eugenia Meyer, specialistic historian in the period of the Mexican Revolution and a team of experts in oral history.

    The Revolution Monument and Museum finally were inaugurated the 20 of November of 1986.

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    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 27, 2006

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    This huge monutment is a tribute to the hero's of the Mexican Revolutionary period of 1857 till the early 1900's. Underneath the monument is a museum.

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    Monumemto a la Revolucion

    by AcornMan Updated Dec 3, 2005

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    The Monumemto a la Revolucion is located in the middle of Plaza de la Republica, just west of the Centro Historico district, not far from Paseo de la Reforma.

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    Revolution Monument

    by Gomita Written Feb 22, 2006

    This monument was buit to celebrate the Mexican Revolution, there are some relics of mexican heroes. Just next to this place is the Revolution Museum.

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