Metro Zapotitlán is an elevated station near the heart of Zapotitlán, a very old community in Tláhuac. New compared to the rest of the Metro system, the station opened just in 2012 with the rest of Line 12 of the Metro and it serves most of the neighborhoods of the town.
Today, it is one of the densest parts of Tláhuac and is changing and growing every year. Still, the cobblestone streets and private alleys accessible mainly to motorcycle-based taxis are something to see.
The logo of the Zapotitlán Metro station depicts one of the zapote trees from which the town gets its name. The Nahuatl suffix, titlán , meaning among, gives us a close translation of “among the zapote trees.” The sapote, Diospyros nigra, is a type of persimmon tree.
People come here to experience the dark and moody church in the center of the old town.
The plaza and church atrium especially thrive at the time of the Festival of Music and Lights with fireworks every July. But year-round, you can take in the Zapotitlán Market or have one of the motorcycle cabs take you to the Cultural Center. There’s always a lot going on there.