Hidalgo metro station

Metro Hidalgo is a station on Line 2 and Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro system.[2][3] It is located in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, west of the city centre, on Hidalgo Avenue and serves the Colonia Tabacalera, Colonia Guerrero, and Colonia Centro districts.[2]

Metro Hidalgo pictogram.svg Hidalgo
STC rapid transit
Entrance to the Line 2 section of the Metro station
Mexico City
Coordinates19°26′14″N 99°08′50″W / 19.437295°N 99.147105°W / 19.437295; -99.147105Coordinates: 19°26′14″N 99°08′50″W / 19.437295°N 99.147105°W / 19.437295; -99.147105
Platforms4 side platforms
ConnectionsMexico City Metrobús Line 1 icon.svg Hidalgo
Mexico City Metrobús Line 4 icon.svg Hidalgo
Mexico City Metrobús Line 7 icon.svg Hidalgo
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
OpenedMexico City Metro Line 2 14 September 1970
Mexico City Metro Line 3 20 November 1970
2018Mexico City Metro Line 2 10,031,672[1]
Mexico City Metro Line 3 6,653,075[1]
RankMexico City Metro Line 2 50/195[1]
Mexico City Metro Line 3 99/195[1]
Preceding station Mexico City Metro.svg STC Following station
Revolución Line 2 Bellas Artes
toward Tasqueña
Guerrero Line 3 Juárez
Hidalgo is located in Mexico City Centro Historico
Metro Hidalgo pictogram.svg Hidalgo
Location within Centro Histórico

General informationEdit

Metro Hidalgo's name and logo evoke Miguel Hidalgo, the chief instigator of the Mexican War of Independence of 1810, after whom the nearby avenue is named.[2][3] The station's icon depicts the profile of Hidalgo.

Metro Hidalgo was opened along Line 2 on 14 September 1970.[4] Service along Line 3 started on 20 November 1970.[4]

The station also connects with trolleybus Line "LL", which runs between this metro station and the Colonia San Felipe de Jesús district.[5] The station has an information desk, facilities for the handicapped and a cultural display.[2]

The station is also close to Paseo de la Reforma, an important avenue that crosses downtown Mexico City and leads to Chapultepec Park.[6] Some of the station exits are located on the west end of the Alameda Central, a large ornamental park.[2][7][8] On the east end of the Alameda stands the Palacio de Bellas Artes.[9] On the west end, near Metro Hidalgo, is the Museo Mural Diego Rivera.[10]

The nearby shrine to Saint Jude becomes a place of pilgrimage the 28th of each month.[11][12] It also attracts pilgrims because of a set of floor tiles that are stained in such a way that the silhouette of the Virgin of Guadalupe can be made out; the section of floor has since been removed and put on display in a shrine at one of the Metro station's entrances.



Line 2Edit

Line 3Edit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Afluencia de estación por línea 2018" (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2019. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Hidalgo" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Hidalgo - Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert (ed.). "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Servicios.- Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos del D.F.: Línea:  LL  SAN FELIPE DE JESÚS - METRO HIDALGO" (in Spanish). Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Bosque de Chapultepec - Página Principal" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  7. ^ Noble, John (2000). Lonely Planet Mexico City. Oakland, CA, USA: Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-86450-087-5.
  8. ^ Humphrey, Chris (2005). Moon Handbooks Mexico City. Emeryville, CA, USA: Avalon Travel Publishing. pp. 46–47. ISBN 1-56691-612-7.
  9. ^ Fox, Vicente (29 September 2004). "El Palacio de Bellas Artes ha sido y seguirá siendo la Catedral del Arte en México" [The Palacio de Bellas Artes has been and will continue to be the Cathedral of Art in Mexico] (in Spanish). Mexico City: Office of the President of Mexico. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  10. ^ "informacion al visitante" (in Spanish). Museo Mural Diego Rivera. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Cronicas de viaje, ciudades, pueblos. Mexico y el mundo a través de los ojos de viajeros.: La Iglesia de San Hipolito en día 28" (in Spanish). 3 March 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Templo de San Hipólito - San Judas Tadeo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 August 2011.

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