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Entrance to the Line 2 section of the Metro station
Metro Hidalgo is a station on Line 2 and Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro system. 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.
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. The station was opened along Line 2 on 14 September 1970. Service along Line 3 started on 20 November 1970.
Metro Hidalgo also connects with trolleybus Line "LL", which runs between this metro station and the Colonia San Felipe de Jesús district. The station has an information desk, facilities for the handicapped and a cultural display.
The station is also close to Paseo de la Reforma, an important avenue that crosses downtown Mexico City and leads to Chapultepec Park. Some of the station exits are located on the west end of the Alameda Central, a large ornamental park. On the east end of the Alameda stands the Palacio de Bellas Artes. On the west end, near Metro Hidalgo, is the Museo Mural Diego Rivera.
The nearby shrine to Saint Jude becomes a place of pilgrimage the 28th of each month. 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.
View of the Centro Cultural José Martí located near Metro Hidalgo
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