Ninos Heroes Monument, Mexico City

Ninos Heroes Monument, Mexico City

At the entrance of Chapultepec Park is an imposing monument that honors 6 Mexican teenage military cadets who died defending Mexico when the US army laid siege to the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City.

The Niños Héroes Memorial is made of Carrara marble. The structure was designed by architect Enriquez Aragon and executed by sculptor Ernesto Tamariz in 1952. The young heroes in whose memory the structure was built were young military cadets between the ages of 13 and 19. These brave young men fought from Chapultepec Castle and resisted the invading US army till their last breath. Juan Escutia, the last of the cadets wrapped himself in the Mexican flag and jumped to his death to prevent it from falling in the hands of the enemy. After their heroic deed, they were buried in a part of Chapultepec Park. In 1952, their remains were interred in the monument to ensure that the memory of their courage would live forever. The monument has a statue of a mother holding a dying son in her arms with six pillars representing each of the six young men surrounding the sculpture in a semicircle. Each pillar is topped by a bronze torch.

Visitors can pay homage to the young men who showed that bravery is a virtue that knows no age while visiting the Niños Héroes Monument in Mexico City.

Tip:
Visit along with Chapultepec Park and Castle. Good for a photo op!
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Sight Name: Ninos Heroes Monument
Sight Location: Mexico City, Mexico (See walking tours in Mexico City)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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