Benito Juarez (1806-1872), Mexican liberal statesman, national hero, one of Mexico's greatest political figures and president for two terms. He respected civil law and opposed the privileges of clerics and the army. Mexican coat of arms in the center.
Hemiciclo a Juarez, monument to Benito Juarez, with stone archways and a resting lion in the background. The monument was carved in white Carrara marble (Italy) by Guillermo de Heredia and inaugurated by President Porfirio Díaz in 1910 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Mexico.