Mixcoac, Mexico City

Metro Mixcoac is a station on Line 7 and Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro. The station serves both lines as a transfer station and as the northwestern terminus of Line 12.It runs deep under Avenida Revolución, a main thoroughfare in Mexico City. It serves the Mixcoac area of the city. There are two main entrances to the station: one in the west sidewalk of the aforementioned avenue and the other in a small plaza between Avenida Revolución, Avenida Patriotismo, Eje 7 Sur Extremadura and Calle Empresa. The station logo depicts a snake because the Nahuatl name Mixcoac means "Nest of Cloud Serpents". The station opened on 19 December 1985.
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  • What is left of the old village of Mixcoac is surprising because it has been like an island in the middle of an urban area with large avenues and modern buildings. From Insurgentes Sur until the revolution Avenue and from the inside circuit up to the Plaza de San Juan, those are more or less the limits of what is worth to see. To highlight, the Plaza Jauregui, old centre of Mixcoac, in this space is the House of the Periquillo Sarniento, recognized as the author of the first novel written in the new Spain. Unfortunately you can only see it on the outside, because today is part of a private university classrooms. Equally opposite old single Mixcoac textile Ranch you can see from the outside, with all the square is worth, also is the old town hall dating from the Porfiriato, East if it is closed to the public. On the church square and ex - convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman, the Church and its garden are worth to see. Nearby in the calle Goya there is a magnificent House probably designed by the architect Rivas Mercado that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and today houses a library, is magnificent and you can see. On the other side of Avenida Extremadura. entering from the street Augusto Rodin you can reach the Plaza de San Juan, there is the House of Irineo Paz (grandfather of Octavio Paz and where the lived for some time) and the Valentín Gómez Farías, liberal leader of the 19th century. The latter can be visited. In the same square, the Church of San Juan is a hidden treasure and is also open to visitors. On the other side of the plaza, the Parque Hundido worth see. The best way to get to know the neighborhood is to go on one of the guided tours offered the delegation Benito Juárez Thursday afternoon.
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  • I love this area of the city everything is very quiet and there are many places to eat in the market, there is an archaeological zone.
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