Revolution Monument

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AAA Editor Notes

Revolution Monument (Monumento a la Revolución) stands in the Plaza de la República, n. of Paseo de la Reforma and w. of Alameda Park (M: Revolución, line 2). Topped by an imposing copper dome that surmounts four arches, it rises 250 feet. Buried under the four columns are four former presidents—Venustiano Carranza, Plutarco Calles, Lázaro Cárdenas and Francisco I. Madero—as well as revolutionary Pancho Villa. Porfirio Díaz, the dictator deposed by the Revolution of 1910, intended for it to house the government's legislative offices, but the uprising halted construction; it was dedicated as a monument in the 1930s.