Monument to the Child Heroes

Bosque de Chapultepec, Primera Seccion
Mexico City, DF - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Monument to the Child Heroes (Monumento de Los Niños Héroes) is near the park's main entrance. The group of columns pays tribute to six cadets who were among those defending Chapultepec Castle, then a military college, against American troops at the height of the Mexican-American War in 1847. They reputedly leaped to their deaths wrapped in the Mexican flag rather than be captured.