Metro Salto del Agua

Salto del Agua
STC rapid transit
Part of the corridor connecting the platforms for lines 1 and 8.
Coordinates 19°25′37″N 99°08′32″W / 19.426813°N 99.142213°W / 19.426813; -99.142213Coordinates: 19°25′37″N 99°08′32″W / 19.426813°N 99.142213°W / 19.426813; -99.142213
Platforms 5
Tracks 4
Opened 4 September 1969
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Observatorio
Línea 1
towards Pantitlán
Línea 8

Metro Salto del Agua is a metro (subway) station on the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Cuauhtémoc borough in the centre of Mexico City.

Its logo represents the Salto del Agua fountain. This fountain is at the end of the old Chapultepec Aqueduct, also known as the Belen aqueduct. This aqueduct ran from what is now Chapultepec Park, following Chapultepec Avenue and Arcos de Belen (Arches of Belen) Streets ending at this fountain. It lies on the border of the historic center, Colonia Doctores and Colonia Obrera. Contrary to popular belief, this fountain is not the original but rather a reproduction. The original fountain had deteriorated significantly, so architect Guillermo Ruiz was tasked with it reproduction, using the original engraved stone epigraphs as a model. What is left of the original fountain is in the National Museum of the Viceregal Period in Tepotzotlán.[1]

Salto del Agua is a transfer station and contains a cultural display. It also has two kinds of architecture, one from Line 1 of the Metro, and the other, more modern style, of Line 8. Line 8 exits connect with Eje Central, which is filled in this zone with bookstores, boutiques, electronics shops, and street traders, locally known as vendedores ambulantes or "ambulantaje".

Metro Salto del Agua also transfers to trolleybus line "A", which runs the full length of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas and more, from Metro Autobuses del Norte and Metro Tasqueña – the city's main north and south intercity bus stations.

Inside the station is a mural entitled “The Three Workers” by artist Jason Schell.


  1. ^ Prado Nuñez, Ricardo (1965). Catalogo de Monumentos Escultoricos y Conmemorativos del Distrito Federal (in Spanish). p. 20. 

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