The Hill of the Bells

The Hill of the Bells (HM2979)

Location: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76010 Santiago de Querétaro
Country: Mexico

N 20° 35.602', W 100° 24.563'

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Cerro de las CampanasEste cerro solía ser un marcador solar y sitio de rituales prehispánicos. Después, en el siglo XVIII, la zona fue dividida en terrenos para varias haciendas al poniente de la ciudad. Es recordado por ser escenario de la ejecución del emperador Maximiliano de Habsburgo y los generales conservadores Miguel Miramón y Tomás Mejía el 19 de junio de 1867, marcando el fin del Sitio de Querétaro. En este parque nacional destacan la capilla de La Piedad (construida en memoria de Maximiliano por la Casa Real de Austria en 1901), el Monumento a Benito Juárez en la cima del cerro (obra del escultor Juan Olaguibel) y un espacion interactivo llamado Museo de la Magia del Pasado. Según la tradición oral, el nombre del cerro se debe al sonido metálico que producían algunas piedras de la zona al chocar o ser golpeadas unas con otra.
English:Hill of the BellsThis hill used to be a solar marker and site of Pre-Hispanic rituals. Afterwards, in the 18th century, the area was divided into land for several haciendas in the west of the city. It is remembered for being the site of the execution of Maximilian of Habsburg and the conservative generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía on June 19, 1867. This national park features the chapel of La Piedad (built in memory of Maximilian



by the Royal House of Austria in 1901), the Benito Juárez Monument on the top of the hill (work by the sculptor Juan Olaguibel), and an interactive space called the Museum of the Magic of the Past. According to oral tradition, the hill is named for the metallic sound that some of the stones in the area produced when striking or being struck by each other.
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HM NumberHM2979
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByMunicipalidad de Querétaro
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 353120 N 2277780
Decimal Degrees20.59336667, -100.40938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 35.602', W 100° 24.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 35' 36.12" N, 100° 24' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)817, 214, 682, 972
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cerro de las Campanas, Santiago de Querétaro Querétaro 76010, MX
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