Metro Salto del Agua serves the south of the Centro Histórico and as the important transfer point for Metro Lines 1 and 8. The station, more or less in an L shape, straddles both Eje Central on the 8 Line, and the avenida Arcos de Belén on the 1 Line. This station also serves both the Doctores and Obrera neighborhoods to the immediate south.
- Exiting from Line 1 or Line 8 will put passengers exactly onto these two important avenues.
- Don’t miss the triptych painting, “Los Tres Trabajadores,” (The Three Workers) by Jason Schell within the station on the 8 Line.
The station logo represents this end of the Arcos, the aqueduct from Chapultepec, which nearly ended here. You can still see a replica of the fountain, where the water “jumped” into the buckets and pitchers of the neighborhood people.
Facing the fountain, at street level, is the remarkable Salto del Agua Chapel, one of the smallest and most beautiful 18th century chapels. The station also serves people coming in and out of San Juan Moyotlan, the Centro Histórico’s west side. One of the nearest of the neighborhood’s many attractions, is the Mercado de San Juan – Arcos, a great place to eat. It’s also not to be confused with its more famous parent-market, the gourmet market, Mercado San Juan Pugibet, a few blocks to the north. This was the original market for the neighborhood. Three smaller markets, including the Arcos market, broke off from the original because it was just that good.