Metro Misterios is named for the important avenue which used to be the most prominent street running to the Basilica de Guadalupe to the north. The Calzada de los Misterios is, in fact, an ancient causeway and one which connected the island city of Tenochtitlan with the mainland directly north. Specifically, it went to the ancient town of Tepeyacac at the foot of Tepeyac Hill.
The twin street, the Calzada de Guadalupe, opened only in 1786. It runs parallel to the original. Today, the two function as the extensions of the Paseo de la Reforma. That major throughway connected here only in 1964. As pictured, Line 7 of the Metrobús also continues here on both calzadas, running north and south.
The Metro Misterios station is one of six on Line 5 of the Metro which run concurrently with the important Circuit Interior highway. This line defines much of the border between the Venustiano Carranza and Gustavo A. Madero alcaldías. But here, we’ve arrived in Cuauhtémoc, just east of the La Raza area.
One of the most easily historical corners in the city center, it's a monument, a garden and much more.
The convent that sheltered the brilliant Sor Juana for 27 years of her life is today a University and Museum.
One of the most dramatic of old Baroque temples in the City, this one is the parish church of La Lagunilla.