Visit the Museo del Metro
An underground space that will take you through the history of the metro; take part in this very pleasant and art-filled journey.
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On September 4th, 1969, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz and Alfonso Corona del Rosal, the governor of Mexico City, inaugurated the Sistema Colectivo Metro. A French-manufactured train, decorated with tricolored stripes and the national Mexican coat of arms on each side, made the inaugural journey between the Insurgentes and Zaragoza stations. From the next day on, the metro has never stopped running. These moments and other landscapes of the day-to-day life of the metro are displayed in this place in a photography collection. You will also find exhibited the unpublished plans for the planning and construction processes of some of the Line 1 stations. There is a space dedicated to Lance Wyman’s creative process: logos, typography and station signs. For those who enjoy collecting metro tickets, there is a hall where you can see all of them, from 1969 to the present day. There are three halls dedicated to temporary exhibitions: a journey through the history of art of the second half of the twentieth century in Mexico; a collection of archeological pieces discovered during the first phases of excavation for the STC; and an artistic proposal from the architect Eduardo Terrazas created for the inauguration, is just some of what is exhibited here.Location
Museo del Metro de la Ciudad de México, Avenida Extremadura, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Ciudad de México, CDMX, MéxicoSee map
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