Metro Hidalgo is one of the most important stations in the entire Metro system. Beneath a major intersection, that of Paseo de la Reforma con la with Avenida Hidalgo, the name for this part of the Calzada México-Tacuba, it can be confusing to get in and out. And the station can seem like it has more entrances and exits than it could possibly need.
As it’s mostly important for changing trains between Metro Lines 2 and 3, international visitors should be reassured that even long time residents of the city will sometimes take the wrong exit to the street.
At street level, you will find a wealth of attractions of interest to international visitors. The station has an exit directly into the northwest corner of the Alameda Central. Closer than the Alameda, you’ll also find:
Metro Hidalgo is also rather famously home to a set of floor tiles stained and said to reflect an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This section of floor was later moved to one of the Metro station entrances but can still be seen.
The station logo depicts a profile of the famous Independence figure, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who is credited with instigating the war which led to Mexican Independence in 1810.