Honoring one of the main characters of the Independence of Mexico
It is a tribute to Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez - La Corregidora -, one of the most important personages of the fight of independence initiated by the priest Miguel Hidalgo and Costilla in the city of Dolores.
It was built in the city of Santiago de Querétaro in 1910, on the occasion of the Centennial of Mexican Independence. The creation was in charge of the engineer Carlos Noriega and both the bust of La Corregidora and the other sculptural elements were cast in the Gladenbeck house, located in Berlin, Germany. The design included as main piece the statue of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez holding the torch of freedom, in addition to four eagles and a man symbolizing slavery.
In addition to the sculpture, on the walls of the base are also bronze plaques representing historical moments of the struggle for independence.