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Paseo the Reforma was originally called "The Emperess' Avenue" It was built on the orders of Emperor Maximilian I in the 1860s in honor of his consort Empress Carlota of Mexico. It was modeled after the great boulevards of Europe, such as the Champs-Élysées in Paris and it was designed to link Chapultepec Castle with the National Palace in the city center.

One of the most famous monuments of the Paseo de la Reforma is "El Ángel de la Independencia" statue of a Winged Victory, it resemblance an angel) on its top and many marble statues on its base depicting the heroes of the Mexican War of Independence, built to commemorate the centennial of Mexico's independence in 1910.

Phone: 015552120257
Website: http://www.mexicocity.gob.mx

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  • Written Oct 17, 2007
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