The Angel of Independence Posted by Cedric de Alicoque on April 29, 2012 Posted in: Mexico, Photography, postaweek2012. Tagged: centennial, El Ángel, insurgentes, mausoleum, mexican heroes, Mexican War of Independence, Mexico, Mexico City, Photography, postaday2012, postaweek2012, Reforma, travel, vacation, War of Independence. 18 Comments El Angel (The Angel) was built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico’s War of Independence, celebrated in 1810. It is also a mausoleum for mexican heroes. It is located in main avenues: Reforma and Insurgentes in Mexico City.