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Metro Zócalo/Tenochtitlan is the Metro station at the very center of Mexico City on Line 2. It’s among the most important for international visitors, and for some, it will be the only station they see.
Named for the Plaza de la Constitución, which is popularly known as the Zócalo, it’s also commonly called the main city plaza for both the city and the country. The nearby points of interest are listed in many of these pages.
The station most famously houses a a series of models depicting the Plaza de la Constitución at three different points in the history of the City. These include the plaza as the Ceremonial Center of Mexico-Tenochtitlan (pictured above). Two others depict the colonial era, and in the early 20th century.
Many of the archaeological findings from the original excavation of the station and the Metro tunnels are today housed in the National Museum of Anthropology and in the Templo Mayor Site Museum.
Metro Zócalo sees about 64,600 people pass through everyday. As a relatively symmetrical station it’s one of the easiest to mistakenly board going in the wrong direction. Six exits and entrances are along the entire east side of the Zócalo.
One of the most important sites in the city, even today, don't miss the chance to visit the Templo Mayor.
One of Mexico City's best loved old ruins of a church, this one's still got a story.
One of Mexico City's proudest, most enormous parts of history, the Palacio dominates the entire east of the Zocalo.
Among the earliest on the buildings on the Zócalo, it's still the seat of City government.