Metro Copilco

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STC rapid transit
Location Mexico City
Coordinates 19°20′09″N 99°10′36″W / 19.335887°N 99.176652°W / 19.335887; -99.176652Coordinates: 19°20′09″N 99°10′36″W / 19.335887°N 99.176652°W / 19.335887; -99.176652
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Indios Verdes
Línea 3

Metro Copilco is a station along Line 3 on the Mexico City Metro. Located in the Coyoacán borough, in the south of Mexico City, on Avenida Enríquez Ureña (Eje 10 Sur).[1][2] It is the penultimate station along the southern portion of Line 3.[2][3]


The station logo depicts an Olmec representation of a coiled water snake or dragon (symbols of the lightbug, which is also a personification of the God of Water).[citation needed] Copilco means "the place where there are lightbugs" in Nahuatl.[citation needed] The station opened on 30 August 1983.[4]

Above the station's platforms are murals depicting paintings and art from ancient pre-Hispanic cultures, works by famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, and Mexican art from José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera and others. This station also has a cultural display.[1]

Many of the passengers are students, headed for the nearby campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Metro Copilco is particularly close to the schools of medicine and dentistry. This station serves the "Copilco Universidad", "Romero de Terreros", "Copilco el Alto" and "Pedregal de Santo Domingo" neighbourhoods, as well as several habitational units (closed groups of high-density residential buildings), such as "Integración Latinoamericana" and "Copilco 300".


  1. ^ a b "Copilco" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Copilco » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Línea 3" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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