Metro Lindavista is to the North of Mexico City in the middle class neighborhood of the same name. Lindavista is full of charm and things to do, and rich in historical significance.
The neighborhood itself was laid out in the 1930s by urbanist Teodoro Gilfred. Today it’s still a good example of 20th-century urban planning and design. Lindavista often refers to the entire central part of the Gustavo A. Madero borough or alcaldía.
Lindavista is today best known for its shopping centers, plazas, public and private hospitals, and for the largest share of the city’s private schools. It was considered amongst the best places to live in Mexico City through the 1970s. Afterwards, the neighborhood went into a period of decline, but it’s said to be experiencing something of a renaissance.
On July 8, 1986 when the Metro Lindavista was inaugurated, it connected the Petroleum Institute all the way to the Martín Carrera Station in the east. The station has served a high-demand area ever since, with an average daily ridership of some 12,000 passengers. Inside, El Muro de las Lamentaciones (pictured above), is by Guadalajara-born painter, Daniel William Kent Márquez.
Exiting onto Montevideo Avenue and Eje 5 North between Cienfuegos and Matanza Streets, visitors take in the San Cayetano Church. An imposing mid-century modern church from the 1950s; the architect and civil engineer responsible is Francisco Serrano. The silhouette of the church is Metro Lindavista’s station logo.