Monumento a los Niños Héroes
Bosque de Chapultepec
Mexico City, 11560
+52 55 5512 8977 (Tourist Information)
Situated at the main entrance to the Bosque de Chapultepec
, this monument was designed as a semicircle of six columns, each representing the brave young cadets who died during the invasion of U.S. troops in 1847. The youthful cadets were stationed at the Castillo de Chapultepec
, which served at that time as the national military academy and died in one of the most tragic and emotional moments in Mexican history.