Metro Hidalgo

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Hidalgo
STC rapid transit
L2EntranceMetroHidalgo.JPG
Entrance to the Line 2 section of the Metro station
Station statistics
Address Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates 19°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
Line(s)
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Línea 2
towards Tasqueña
towards Indios Verdes
Línea 3
towards Universidad

Metro Hidalgo is a station on Line 2 and Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro system.[1][2] 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.[1]

The station'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.[1][2] The station was opened along Line 2 on 14 September 1970.[3] Service along Line 3 started on 20 November 1970.[3]

Metro Hidalgo also connects with trolleybus Line "LL", which runs between this metro station and the Colonia San Felipe de Jesús district.[4] The station has an information desk, facilities for the handicapped and a cultural display.[1]

The station is also close to Paseo de la Reforma, an important avenue that crosses downtown Mexico City and leads to Chapultepec Park.[5] Some of the station exits are located on the west end of the Alameda Central, a large ornamental park.[1][6][7] On the east end of the Alameda stands the Palacio de Bellas Artes.[8] On the west end, near Metro Hidalgo, is the Museo Mural Diego Rivera.[9]

The nearby shrine to Saint Jude becomes a place of pilgrimage the 28th of each month.[10][11] 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.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Hidalgo" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Hidalgo » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Servicios.- Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos del D.F.: Línea:  LL  SAN FELIPE DE JESÚS - METRO HIDALGO" (in Spanish). Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bosque de Chapultepec - Página Principal" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Noble, John (2000). Lonely Planet Mexico City. Oakland, CA, USA: Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-86450-087-5. 
  7. ^ Humphrey, Chris (2005). Moon Handbooks Mexico City. Emeryville, CA, USA: Avalon Travel Publishing. pp. 46–47. ISBN 1-56691-612-7. 
  8. ^ 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. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "informacion al visitante" (in Spanish). Museo Mural Diego Rivera. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "Templo de San Hipólito - San Judas Tadeo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

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