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Monument to the Niños Héroes - Activity Info. Mexico City - Mexico

Legend has it that during the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847 six teenage Mexican military cadets chose to kill themselves rather than surrender to the American army. A monument sits at the entrance of Chapultepec Park honoring their braveness and fidelity to Mexico. In 1947 President Harry Truman was the first American President to visit Mexico. While there he visited the monument as a sign of public apology on the behalf of America. His visit was very well received by Mexico, and was said to have been a great help in improving relations between Mexico and the United States. The monument is not really worth a separate visit, but if you are planning on going to see the Chapultepec Castle, stop a moment and reflect on what the statues signify for Mexican people.

Chapultepec Park
Mexico City, Mexico

Activity Info., Park, Other Activity

Relative price: Free

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: Templo de San Hipólito , Tren Escénico, Paseo de la Reforma, Plaza México, Museo Pantéon de San Fernando (San Fernando cemetery museum), Puente de Alvarado, Templo de San Fernando (San Fernando church), Plaza Loreto, Plaza de Santo Domingo and Bullfighting at Plaza Mexico.

12 Mar 2007

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