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Metro San Cosme

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metro san cosme
Photo: júbilo haku on Flickr under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 license.


Metro San Cosme leaves you smack in the middle of the avenue, once a causeway, of the same name. For more on the origins of the name and the history of the neighborhood(s), see the church on the San Rafael side.

The very center of the two very chic neighborhoods of San Rafael and Santa Maria La Ribera, San Cosme is a frontier. It was once a small town all on its own. As such, it’s a prominent avenue, or at least, a very prominent part of the old Mexico-Tacuba road. It’s somewhere you should know.

The Metro station icon (above) refers to the House of Mascarones, a colonial palace just upstairs from the Metro on the Santa Maria side.

Having opened for service in September of 1970, it’s been a busy station on the 2 line basically ever since.

The south side (the San Rafael side) of the avenue above has a busy tianguis on most days of the week. Not necessarily the most affordable, it does offer a wide range of (especially) sports wear and leisure clothing for younger people. On your way to the San Cosme market, there is even a substantial section devoted just to nails, polishes, and nail extensions. If the smell of acetate doesn’t get to you, it’s something to see.


How to get here


Casa de los Mascarones

Nearest at 0.15 kms.

Mercado de San Cosme

Nearest at 0.20 kms.

Anonymous Gallery

Nearest at 0.25 kms.

La 77 Art Gallery & Hotel

Nearest at 0.36 kms.


Casa de los Mascarones

A magnificent feast for the eyes, a school, and a building overflowing with mysterious tales, the House of the Masks is not one to miss.

Cavalry Museum (Museo de Caballería)

A chance to see the old riding school on the grounds of the magificent Colegio Militar in Colonia Popotla.

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Bellas Artes has long been an iconic symbol of Mexico City's culture, artistry, and the performance arts.

The Alameda Central

A most charming geometrically laid-out park in the center of Mexico City...

Mercado Argentina

Just north of Polanco, yet miles away, is one of the best, healthiest places to eat, of Mexico City's many public markets.

Mexico City

Cultural Capital of the Americas