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Metro Tlaltenco
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Metro Tlaltenco is a street level station on Line 12 of the Metro. It was built by the Spanish Grupo ICA, in association with Alstom Mexicana and Grupo Carso. The station opened only in 2012.

The official entrance to San Francisco Tlaltenco it’s one of the best introductions to Tláhuac’s seven original settlements. Tlaltenco simply feels like a very different part of Mexico City. It is.

The station logo represents the stone arch, La Puerta de Tlaltenco, a customs checkpoint used during the late colonial period. It also marks this side of Cuitlahuac II’s famous dyke which separated lake Xochimilco from Lake Chalco.

The city receives hundreds of visitors each year for the Feast of St. Francis. It begins annually on October 4. Carnival is also a very important period of celebration with costumes and dances famous throughout the city. Perhaps most impressive is a “running of the bulls,” famous mainly among town residents.

The Church of San Francisco (and the town center) are about a 20-minute walk from the metro station. The Mercado de San Francisco is about the same distance. Perhaps the But the most striking feature is the Xaltepec Volcano. This is immediately evident from the Tlaltenco Metro station platforms. Don’t worry. Part of the Sierra de Santa Catarinavolcano chain, all of them have been dormant for millions of years.

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