Editor's Note: As a large city with a long history, Mexico City has had both the space and the time to accumulate a wide variety of public statues and sculptures, some of which celebrate Mexican and international historical figures, some of which are inspired by traditional Mexican symbols, and some of which are simply unique works of art. The following is just a small sampling of what the city has to offer.
Two statues celebrating Alvaro Obregon, a Mexican politician who helped improve the lives of commoners in the early 20th century. (Photos by Jesse Anderson/China.org.cn)
Another sculpture celebrating the achievements of Alvaro Obregon in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City.
Statues of two famous Mexican painters, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, with another statue in the foreground.
Statue in the middle of a pedestrian walkway in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City.
Sculpture of a fist in Viveros park in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City.
A tree trunk sculpted into a face in a park in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City.
Large sculpture of a head in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City.
Statue of a gorilla with a banjo in Mexico City's historic center.
Statue depicting indigenous Mexicans and a snake caught in the beak of an eagle, one of Mexico's most important symbols.
Statue of Russian writer Alexander Pushkin in the Jardin Pushkin park in Mexico City.
Statue depicting a scene from Greek mythology in Mexico City's historic center.
Statue commemorating the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City that killed thousands of people in the city's historic center.