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Metro Aquiles Serdán

Photo: orreogsk on Wikimedia Commons

Metro Aquiles SerdanMetro Aquiles Serdán is the first of the truly “deep” stations on Line 7. In the northwest of the city, international visitors show up for the station’s sublime beauty.

Two rose windows at street level cap twin spiral stairways that lead passengers down, down, down. Photos of the stairs and the robust profiles of the staircases just seem to perform. Average daily ridership here is just over 14,000. It’s not one of the busier stations, beautiful though it be.

The station name comes from the avenue up top. This is in turn named for the Revolutionary war hero, Aquiles Serdán (1876–1910). Born in Puebla, he was an early supporter of Francisco A. Madero. In 1910, having amassed a revolutionary arsenal, he and his family were killed in fighting against the Porfirist forces. The station logo depicts his portrait bust.

For international visitors, Metro Aquiles Serdán is a dramatic chance to photograph an exotic interior. Up top, it’s just a short walk to the Metro Tezozómoc, on Line 6. Lines 6 and 7 are converging here to meet at Metro El Rosario. In the other direction, though, the neighborhood of San Juan Tlihuaca is one of the many original settlements of Azcapotzalco. It’s centered around the historic Church of Saint John the Baptist.  The station locally serves the neighborhoods of colonia Tezozómoc, Pasteros, and the wonderfully named La Preciosa, to the immediate south.

How to get here


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Nearest at 0.49 kms.

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Nearest at 0.62 kms.


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