Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac

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Insurgentes Mixcoac
Augusto Rodin street with Universidad Panamericana to the right
Augusto Rodin street with Universidad Panamericana to the right
Location of Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac (in red) within Benito Juárez borough
Location of Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac (in red) within Benito Juárez borough
Country Mexico
City Mexico City
BoroughBenito Juárez
Postal code
03920
Centro Cultural Juan Rulfo

Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, or simply Insurgentes Mixcoac, is a neighborhood located in Benito Juárez, Mexico City.

Location[edit]

Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac is located in the Benito Juárez borough in southern Mexico City.

The neighborhood is bordered by:[1][2]

Trivia[edit]

The Augusto Rodin street was used as a location in the 1982 Costa-Gavras film Missing, that was shot through different locations of Mexico City, used to depict the post-1973 coup d'état Chile.

Culture[edit]

The neighborhood houses the Centro Cultural Juan Rulfo, a cultural centre that hosts several cultural activities such as expositions, music and dance. The house was built in 1912 by orders of Porfirio Díaz, Mexican president at the time, to serve as town hall of the Mixcoac municipality. In 1975, it was transformed into the cultural centre.[3]

Education[edit]

Insurgentes Mixcoac is home to two private universities: Simón Bolívar University and Universidad Panamericana, the latter, alma mater to former president of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto.

The neighborhood also has a secondary school: Escuela Secundaria Diurna No. 10 Leopoldo Ayala (Secondary School No. 10 Leopoldo Ayala).

Transportation[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

The area is served by the Mexico City Metro, Metrobús and EcoBici bikeshare. While it is not located in the neighborhood, Insurgentes Sur metro station is within walking distance.

Metro stations

Metrobús stations

  • Mexico City Metrobús Line 1 icon.svg Félix Cuevas
  • Mexico City Metrobús Line 1 icon.svg Río Churubusco

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuestra Demarcación" (Our borders), Delegación Benito Juárez website, archive of 2013-08-12
  2. ^ Mapa de colonias de la Delegación Benito Juárez (Map of colonias of the Benito Juárez borough
  3. ^ "Centro Cultural Juan Rulfo : Casas y centros culturales México : Sistema de Información Cultural-Secretaría de Cultura" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 March 2020.