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The Angel of Independence is, by far, a historical, urban and symbolic reference of Mexico’s collective conscience.
Its structure consists of a base with four vertices, each with a Florentine bronze sculpture, representing Peace, Justice, War and Law. Another sculpture of the same material can be observed; a lion guided by a child, evoking the virtue of strength in war and peace.
It is accompanied by other sculptures representing the heroes of Independence: Miguel Hidalgo, Vicente Guerrero, José María Morelos y Pavón, Nicolás Bravo and Francisco Javier Mina; and two female figures at the side of the Nation’s Father, representing history and the nation.
The great emblematic work of the City was finished just on time to be inaugurated on September 16 of 1910 for celebrating the Centenary of Mexico’s Independence.