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Plaza de la República - City Plaza Mexico City - Mexico

Existing only for the Monumento a la Revolución and the museum under it, the Plaza de la República lies west of Alameda Central. The plaza and its mammoth Art Deco monument, which commemorates the Mexican Revolution that began in 1910, are visible from quite a distance. The approach up Avenida de la República seems a long one, passing palm tree after palm tree until you arrive at the parking lot full of tour buses.

The entrance to the Museo Nacional de la Revolución is on the north side of the monument, down a slope. The buildings encircling the square are unimpressive, especially the dilapidated, defunct Frontón de México, which used to be a jai alai arena.

Note: Normally, visitors could enter the crypt in the Monumento a la Revolución and ride an elevator to the top of the monument for a great view of Mexico City, but the structure is under renovation, covered in scaffolding, and closed to visitors. Work is supposed to be completed sometime in 2010, in time for the bicentennial Mexican Independence celebrations.

Plaza de la República
Mexico City, Mexico

City Plaza

Getting There
The nearest metros are Revolución and Hidalgo. Or, take one of the buses that troll up and down Paseo de la Reforma and get off at Avenida de la República.

Price Description: free

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:24 hours

Travel Skills: None

Monumento a la Revolución, Museo Nacional de la Revolución, Alameda Central, Museo Nacional de San Carlos

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Contact Information:
Zip: 06030

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: Monumento a la Independencia, Plaza de Las Tres Culturas and Parque Alameda Central.

02 Oct 2009

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