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Monumento a la Revolución, Mexico

The Monumento a la Revolución (the Arch of the Revolution), is located on the Plaza de la Republica in Mexico City. Completed in 1938, this amazing monument was built to celebrate the Mexican revolution and is now a very popular tourist attraction.

Today, the 65-metre-high Linternilla – the peak of the monument, is reached by a panoramic glass elevator. At the access deck inside the stone and copper dome, you can climb the spiral staircase up to the observation deck, which offers amazing 360-degree views over the city.

Take the opportunity to admire the huge male and female sculptures by Oliverio Martinez, which were commissioned to represent Independence, the Reform Laws, Agrarian Laws, and Labour Laws. The Revolutionary Museum at the base of the monument houses various exhibits, appertaining to the revolution and spanning a period of 63 years, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

Both the monument and the Plaza had extensive makeovers back in 2010, and the monument’s renovated structure is now lit up by spectacular colour-changing lights every evening.