The military museum in Puebla has expanded their exhibits in celebration of cinco de mayo. Very interesting pistols on display. A Sgt. Gerardo gave us a tour of the facility and everything was spit & shine correct.
They’re closed on mondays but operate the other 6 days.
tuesday to friday…from 10:00 AM to 10 PM.
Saturday from 10 AM till 1:00 PM.
Sunday… from 10 AM till 4:00 PM.
Entrance is free.
located at 4 Poniente no. 516, Historic District
THE MILITARY MUSEUM
They have 6 exhibition rooms featuring;
*childhood of General Zaragoza
*History of the Reform War
*Ministry of War
*The Battle of Cinco de Mayo
*The Evolution of the Mexican Flag
They also have a Library, an audio visual salon & a videoteca.
To see more go to this link:
If you’re in or close to Mexico City be sure to check out Chapultepec Castle. The oldest part of the Castle was built in 1758 and used as a fort. In 1841 it was converted into a military academy. It was the site of a final battle against invading American troops. twenty years later it was remodeled into the residence of President Porfirio Diaz & was the official residence of the presidents of Mexico until 1944. It now houses the National Museum of History, a great place to visit to see remnants from Mexicos past. Amongst the many things there you can see the elegant coaches of King Maximilian, and get a look at some of the castles room to see how Royalty lived.
When Napoleon 3rd withdrew his supporting troops, Max & his wife were given the choice to leave with them but Carlotta liked being a Queen & didnt like the idea of having her status lowered to Duchess so she convinved Maximillian to stay, this eventually cost him his life in front of a firing squad in Queretero.
Chapultepec is the only castle on this side of the world to have had a monarch living in it.
the dining room
On our recent “invasion” of Mexico City, (as Stephen calls it), we decided to take a look at the Revolution Museum.
The Building iyself is amazing, it was started by Dictator Porfirio Diaz but got short stopped when the Revolution started. He wanted to build a building that was modeled after the Capital Building in Washington D.C. but only got as far as the dome part, so after the Revolution (1910-1918) it became a monument to the Revolution.
Inside we found mucho memorabilia to Revolutionaries, Emilio Zapata. Pancho Villa, Etc.,
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