The Disco Solar, Belgian artist Jacques Moeschal’s Solar Disc, was at one point one of the most prominent symbols of the 1968 Olympics. Commissioned for the Ruta de la Amistad, the monumental work was installed in the Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone. The eighth station on the sculptural route, it represented the country of Belgium, and welcomed athletes to one part of the Olympic Village.
The sculpture grows from a rectangular base upward into two arms. These form an almost complete circle, not quite touching at their upper ends. The work is nearly 18 meters tall and was chosen to represent the Villa Olimpica station on Metrobús line 1.
The work today towers over a open air theater originally intended for athletes during the games. This was restored in 2011 together with work to restore the sculpture. In 2020, the Disco Solar was again cleaned and restored, this time with help from the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the local government of Tlalpan, and the Belgian and German embassies.