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Monumento a Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City: 2 reviews and 1 photos

On December 5, 1520 Cuauhtemoc became the tlatoani of Tenochtitlan and defended the city against both the Spaniards and their allies until the final battle in Tlatelolco on august 13, 1521. This young leader and other nobles were captured, tortured and locked up in prison. During his trip to the Hibueras, in Central America, Cortes took Cuauhtemoc with him and had him hanged in Izancanac (Tabasco). With Cuauhtemoc died on March 5, 1525 the last Lord of the Mexica.
Cuauhtemoc (1502 ? 1525) represents the heroic struggle of the courageous Mexicas and the first point of inflection in the history of Mexico, as well as its entry to a European-controlled world.
Francisco Jimenez designed and began the construction of the Monument to Cuauhtemoc from 1878 until his death in 1884. The project was finished by Ramon Agea. Manuel Norena sculpted and forged the statue, and was also responsible for its decoration with help of Jesus Contreras who forged the bronzes, and Gabriel Guerra, who made the base-reliefs on the pedestal?s north and south sides, depicting the torment of this emperor. On the four sides of the pedestal?s upper part there can be seen the arms and names of Coanacoch, Cuitlahuac, Cacama and Tetlepanquetzal, leaders of the Triple Alliance.

Directions: Paseo de la Reforma and Insurgentes

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  • Written Nov 23, 2005
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