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Metro Garibaldi / Lagunilla

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metro garibaldi station logoMetro Garibaldi / Lagunilla is named for the Plaza Garibaldi and for the La Lagunilla neighborhood. It’s important, especially when on Line B, not to confuse this station with Metro Lagunilla, one station to the east. The terminal station on Line 8, it’s most often referred to simply as Metro Garibaldi.

The station is especially important for travelers heading to the Lagunilla Markets and Tianguis, for example to the Sunday Antiques Market.

Artwork:

The station is today well-known for extensive mural-work. “Acamonchi is by Gerardo Yépiz. A team of artists, Blacksay, Mamboska, C. Hackoe A.S., Nat, Zebedeo and Padaone presented a tribute to the writer, José Revueltas.  Permanently installed in the transfer corridors is the work “Ídolos del Boxeo Mexicano,” (Idols of Mexican Boxing). Disorderline Tsfcrew is a graffiti mural lit by the grates to the street above. This work was completed by Prince Stein Brinks Milouz. One more, called Viva la libertad is by the Colectivo Boa Mistura del Centro Cultural España.

The station is roughly a five-minute walk from the Plaza Garibaldi. Metro Garibaldi is just downstairs from the Glorieta del General José de San Martín. As Reforma traffic circles go, it’s not one of the best known, but it is among the more complicated. Exiting from Line 8, there are four exits. On Line B, there are just two on the north and south sides of Eje 1-Norte/López Rayón, here intersecting with Reforma.

Interestingly, across the Glorieta at street level, is the Mercado De Peces Garibaldi, one of the City’s few tropical and pet-fish markets.

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