Metro Barranca del Muerto

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Barranca del Muerto

Mexico City Metro

Mixcoac
Line 7
None
Station entrance


Metro Barranca del Muerto is a station on the Mexico City Metro, Mexico. It is located in the Álvaro Obregón borough. Its logo represents two eagles, some say buzzards.

The metro station is named after Avenida Barranca del Muerto, that was once a big depression, the same length of the actual avenue (barranca means gully or ravine). During the Mexican Revolution (1910 – 1921) this was a place where revolutionary soldiers dropped many corpses. Eagles and buzzards flew nearby, smelling rotten flesh. Popular imagination refers to the dead people's souls and ghosts restlessly promenading near that big hole. Thus, Barranca del Muerto means something like "Dead Man's Gully". It serves Guadalupe Inn and Campestre neighborhoods.

South of Barranca del Muerto is the famous San Jacinto's Saturday market (Bazar de los sábados de San Jacinto) where artists sell paintings, plants and other handcrafts.[1][2] This station is a provisional terminal, there are plans to continue this line to San Jeronimo, at the south of the city[citation needed].

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Coordinates: 19°21′38″N 99°11′25″W / 19.360648°N 99.190149°W / 19.360648; -99.190149