Metro Candelaria

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STC rapid transit
Candelaria 03.jpg
Distinctive thin shell ceiling inside the entranceway of Candeleria by Félix Candela
Coordinates 19°25′44″N 99°07′10″W / 19.428837°N 99.119511°W / 19.428837; -99.119511Coordinates: 19°25′44″N 99°07′10″W / 19.428837°N 99.119511°W / 19.428837; -99.119511
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Opened 4 September 1969
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Observatorio
Línea 1
towards Pantitlán
Línea 4
towards Santa Anita

Metro Candelaria is a station on the Mexico City Metro.[1][2][3] It is located in the Venustiano Carranza borough to the east of downtown Mexico City.[1] It lies along Lines 1 and 4.[1][2][3]

The station logo depicts a swimming duck.[1][2][3] Its name and logo come from the surrounding neighbourhood of La Candelaria de los Patos (the Spanish word pato means "duck") where, only a few decades ago, lived many duck species that were bred and sold in a local market.[1]

Metro Candelaria has a subsidiary name, Metro Palacio Legislativo ("Legislative Palace"), because of its proximity to the Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro used by the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de diputados), the lower house of the Mexican Congress.

Candelaria is a transfer station, with Line 1 running underground and Line 4 on an elevated surface viaduct. The station also features an in-corridor cultural display.[1] The Line 1 platform for the station was opened on 5 September 1969, and the Line 4 platform was opened on 29 August 1981.[4] Service from Candeleria to Santa Anita started on 25 May 1982.[4]

For many years, this station has had the only "Lost and Found" office in the entire Metro system. It also displays the architecture of Félix Candela, who designed the Candelaria station and also designed many buildings in Mexico, such as the San Lázaro metro station and the famous Palacio de los Deportes which served as a venue during the 1968 Summer Olympics.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Candelaria" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Archambault, Richard. "Candelaria (Line 1) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Archambault, Richard. "Candelaria (Line 4) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Felix Candela (1910-1997)". Structurae. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 

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