Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:
A small circular tour through some interesting stations: Pino Suárez (with a real pre-hispanic pyramid discovered during the construction of the station), take line 2 to Zocalo (mezzanine with some scale models of Tenochtitlan city), continue on line 2 to Bellas Artes (Guimard entrance and some pre-hispanic art reproductions), continue to line 2 terminal Cuatro Caminos (big mezzanine to control the crowds access in peak hours), take line 2 and then line 7 to Auditorio (a gallery with information of metros all over the world), continue on line 7 to Tacubaya (with some impressive murals about the history of the city), take line 1 to Insurgentes (with two corners decorated like the Paris and London metros), continue on line 1 back to Pino Suárez.
Skeletal remains of Pleistocene mammoths have been found in many metro construction sites. During construction, thousands of objects from early human settlements were uncovered. At Pino Suárez station, an entire Aztec pyramid sits in the passageway between lines 1 and 2. Many of the objects are displayed at the National Museum of Anthropology . On line 8, an entire Aztec neighborhood and a colonial-era Spanish hospital dating back to the 16th century have been found. The finds delayed subway construction and caused disputes over urban priorities .
Exhibits in stations:
Bellas Artes: Archaeological objects from the excavation zone in which the station is located.
Pino Suarez: An Aztec pyramid dedicated to the wind god Ehecatl is integrated in the walkway between lines 1 and 2.
Talisman: Bones of a 12,000 years old woolly mammoth, discovered during construction, are on display.
Older trains have a 3-seconds "BOOP" sound and a recorded voice announcement in Spanish. Newer trains on Line 2 have a buzz that sounds like "TURU-RU" and then "Por favor, permita el libre cierre de puertas" ("Stand clear of the closing doors, please"). Next-station announcement: "TURU-RU – Próxima estación: [name]" ("Next station: [name]").
1990: Total Recall, story set in the future, the short subway scenes taken in Mexico City in the stations Chabacano (in the transfer walkway between lines 2, 8 and 9) and Insurgentes (line 1). 2005: Battle in Heaven