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Metro Tezozómoc

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Metro Tezozómoc
Photo: Felipito on Wikimedia Commons

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station logoMetro Tezozómoc is one of the lesser-known stations on Metro line 6. It’s named for the ancient king, Tezozómoc, who led the people of Azcapotzalco. This was prior to his death in 1426 which at last led to their defeat by the combined forces of the Triple Alliance, formed in 1427. For more on the king, see the Parque Tezozómoc. The park is walking distance from the Metro station.

The station principally serves the communities of Pasteros and the nearby Miguel Hidalgo housing unit. The Mercado Pasteros, the real heart of the neighborhood, is just around the corner from the Metro. There’s probably no more fulfilling place to eat in the north of the city.

The station logo also depicts the silhouette of King Tezozomoc. It’s a simple station, adorned with multiple reproductions of Olmec artworks, including the famous giant head sculptures. The station is also nearly unique in not permitting passengers to change directions. You actually have to leave the station and pay to get in again on the other side.

Opened in 1983, the station has been serving mostly local residents ever since. That is until now. As international visitors discover the neighborhood, the market, and the kind people inhabiting both, it’s an increasingly curious place to find yourself. It’s not one you’ll regret visiting.

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