The Monument to the Revolution (Spanish: Monumento a la Revolución) is a landmark and monument commemorating the Mexican Revolution. It is located in Plaza de la República, near to the heart of the major thoroughfares Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida de los Insurgentes in downtown Mexico City.
The building was initially planned as the Federal Legislative Palace during the regime of president Porfirio Díaz and "was intended as the unequaled monument to Porfirian glory." The building would hold the congressional chambers of the deputies and senators, but the project was not finished due to the Mexican Revolutionary War. Twenty-five years later, the structure was converted into a monument to the Mexican Revolution by Mexican architect Carlos Obregón Santacilia. The monument is considered the tallest triumphal arch in the world, standing 67 metres (220 ft) in height. Porfirio Díaz appointed a French architect, Émile Bénard to design and construct the palace, a neoclassical design with "characteristic touches of the French renaissance," showing government officials' aim to demonstrate Mexico's rightful place as an advanced nation. Díaz laid the first stone in 1910 during the centennial celebrations of Independence, when Díaz also inaugurated the Monument to Mexican Independence ("The Angel of Independence"). The internal structure was made of iron, and rather than using local Mexican materials in the stone façade, the design called for Italian marble and Norwegian granite.
Claudia Lira | Apr 16, 2018
There is a museum. Restaurant. A Lift where you can have a nice view of the city. And a good chance to hear a concert from time to time.
Ivan Lazaro | Jan 7, 2018
This is a must go location in Mexico city. The best time to go is after sunset. They have water fountains, so be careful, because you might get wet. I love colorful lights during the night time.
Chuka Adibuah | Oct 26, 2017
Breathtaking view from above. It's definitely worth the climb up all those flights of stairs. Do watchout and be careful going up the stairs as some of the glass barriers don't feel quite as sturdy. Once I got to the top, it was hard for me to leave as it was quite a fantastic view and was quiet. I recommend going very early to beat any potential crowd. Probably want to take a jacket just in case..depending on what time of the year you go.
Peter Riopel | Apr 13, 2018
Great plaza and monument I went there tonight to hear 3 jazz performances.
Mauricio Lara | Jan 16, 2018
Interesting and touristic place, you can visit the museum, the observation deck and summit. It is necessary to pay by separate, the line for the panoramic elevator, observatory and summit is outside, if you only want to visit the museum, the entrance is inside.
Kendra Marsh | Apr 24, 2018
Beautiful view of the city, the upper deck was closed when I went and no one let us know before entering. Interesting history, and absolutely worth seeing on your trip to Mexico city! Upper deck can be closed an hour before closing time, so go a little earlier and wait for the sunset.
Fernando Rodriguez | Jun 5, 2018
Great place to visit, it has a clear glass elevator that takes you to the top so you can see a great part of the city, if you have a fear of heights I recommend you don't go on this... It's deffinitely going to freak you out, but if not... it's an amazing thing to behold...
FLA Miami G. | May 10, 2018
A must-go when at your leisure in Mexico City. Recently upgraded historical site and monumental domed-arch, offers tours of the structure from basement to the top. All-glass elevator brings you up over 150 ft, awesome view of Downtown.
Amanda Fulk | May 24, 2018
An absolutely magnificent monument! Be sure to go at night and see the lights on the monument! There is a glass elevator that will take you to the top during daylight hours.
Susan jane | May 7, 2018
Large open plaza where locals gather, great for people watching. Museum located I the lower level of the monument. Safe area with many bars and restaurants in the area.
Baron Migs | Jul 5, 2018
Great site to see. Amazing view, but be ready for a climb. There are more stairs then you would believe
erick pedraza | Jul 12, 2018
Beautiful and interesting extructure even before you enter. I believe for 90 pesos you get to go up the highest point of the monument where you can enjoy an espectacular view of the city. Less crowded than Torre Latinoamericana and in my opinion, an equally if not more beautiful view, I recommend it over Torre Latinoamericana. It also has a coffee shop above.
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