The monument is the work of architect Enrique Aragón Echegaray and the sculptor Ernesto Tamariz, and was inaugurated on September 27, 1952. The structure is made out of six marble columns crowned by bronze torches and eagles. Its center boasts “La Patria” embodied by a feminine figure holding one of the fallen cadets, and next to her another cadet rises with a heroic stance. All of the figures are wrapped with the national flag and at their feet, the phrase “To the defenders of our homeland 1846-1847” can be read. Therein lie the remains of General Felipe Santiago Xicoténcatl and the six cadets that defended the Old Colegio Militar during the US invasion. The area lends itself to patriotic tributes, civic ceremonies, official functions, and Presidential Staff gatherings.
Location: First Section. Access through Leones Gate and Puente Metro. Located in front of Calzada Juventud Heroica.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 5:00 am to 7:00 pm. Summer schedule 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.
First Section. Access through Leones Gate and Puente Metro. Located in front of Calzada Juventud Heroica.
Tuesday-Sunday, 5:00 am to 7:00 pm. Summer schedule 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.