Independence Monument

Paseo de la Reforma and Eje 2
Mexico City, DF - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Independence Monument (Monumento a la Independencia) stands at the center of the traffic circle (glorieta) at Paseo de la Reforma and Calle R&#237;o Tiber (M: Insurgentes, line 1). This 150-foot-tall column, topped by a winged statue of Victory, dates from the early 20th century. The central figure at the base is Father Miguel Hidalgo; he is flanked by statues of other leaders in the War of Independence, including Jos&#233; Mar&#237;a Morelos and Nicol&#225;s Bravo. The female statues represent Law, Justice, War and Peace.</br>This is one of several landmarks at major intersections along Reforma; locals as well as tourists use them as geographical reference points.</br>