The Revolution Monument Learn Spanish in Mexico City

the revolution monument

Take the glass elevator to the 65 meter high observation deck and get a spectacular view over Mexico City

About the Revolution Momument

Originally the building was meant to be a legislative chamber, but the construction of the Monumento a la Revolución was interrupted by the Revolution, and there were plans of demolishing the building, but instead it was modified and given a new role. Unveiled in 1938, it contains the tombs of the revolutionary and post-revolutionary heroes Pancho Villa, Francisco Madero, Venustiano Carranza, Plutarco Elías Calles and Lázaro Cárdenas.

​The monument and the Plaza de la República got a major makeover in 2010 to celebrate Mexico’s centennial anniversary of the Revolution. You wil see a lot of people hanging out on the plaza during the day and during the evening. At night the monument's renovated architectural features are highlighted by colorful lights.

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You should check out the 65 meter high observation deck. It is the main attraction of the monument and you can access it by an impressive glass elevator. Once at the observation deck, the glass lift opens to a spiraling staircase that ascends to a wide terrace with an amazing panoramic view of the city.

Under the plaza and the monument, you will find the Museo Nacional de la Revolución which covers a 63-year period, from the implementation of the Mexican constitution, guaranteeing human rights in 1857 to the installation of the post-revolutionary government in 1920. 

The Revolution monument has an interesting art gallery in the basement, the Paseo Cimentación, here you can check out temporary art exhibitions amid a labyrinth of gigantic steel beams that serve as the structure's foundation.

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