Eje Central Area

Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, or simply Eje Central, is another easy way to look at - and find yourself - in Mexico City.

Part of the Eje vial (Road Axis) system of the mid-1970s, Eje Central united six north-south avenues. The resulting Eje Central was then renamed for the President (1934-1940), Lázaro Cárdenas (1895-1970).

Far to the south were Avenida Panamá, Avenida Niño Perdido, Avenida San Juan de Letrán, Calle de Santa María la Redonda, and Avenida de los 100 metros in the north.

Only in 2012 was a Metro station finally named for the avenue. In fact, the Metro system crosses the axis no fewer than 12 times. Metro Eje Central is practically at the avenue's southernmost point.

Arguably, Metro Lázaro Cárdenas is named for the street, too. But out of respect, most Mexico City residents will tell you it's named for the president.

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