The Angel (El Ángel) of Independence is a victory column located on a roundabout on the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico. It was unveiled in 1910 to celebrate 100 years since the beginning of the Mexican war of independence. In later years it was made into a mausoleum for the most important heroes of that war. It is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Mexico City, and it has become a focal point for both celebration or protest. The 45 metre high column is topped by a sculpture of the Greek goddess of Victory which is coated in gold.
The monument is located on a roundabout on the Paseo de la Reforma. The closest metro stop is ‘Insurgentes’ on line 1, which is a short walk away. The 19 and 19A buses stop right next to the monument.
Opening Times and Admission
The monument is situated in a public place it is free to visit at any hour of any day.