Mexico City - South Insurgentes Area

Insurgentes Sur is one of the most important commerce areas. Insurgentes Avenue is the largest artery of Mexico City and maybe from the world. It has a length of 18 miles and serves as one of the main roads axis of the Federal District. The area of I

Insurgentes Sur Avenue has its origins early in the year 1900. At that time it was called "Via del Centenario" and it linked the Historic Center to the South of the city. During the government of the President Miguel Alemán Valdés, this avenue received its present name in honor of the Insurgentes Army.

The avenue is currently divided in three areas: North Insurgents, from Indios Verdes to La Ribera de San Cosme. Insurgentes Center, from La Ribera de San Cosme, until Paseo de la Reforma and South Insurgentes, from Paseo de la Reforma, to the Monument to the truck driver Monument.

This area of Mexico City is 45 minutes from Benito Juárez International Airport.

Nowadays South Insurgentes has a mass transport system known as Metrobus, which is a rapid transit bus based on systems like the integrated transport network in Curitiba and the transmilenio in Bogota. This service was implemented in 2005 to fight the excessive traffic created among other things, by the number of microbuses circulating daily along this avenue. In March 2008 the extension of this way of transport was inaugurated with 42 stations and 3 terminals, becoming the most extensive public transport corridor in Latin America. This service is provided by 124 articulated buses in response to a demand of 320,000 passengers each day.

The important places of South Insurgentes you must visit are: La Zona Rosa, La Glorieta de los Insurgentes, Mexico's World Trade Center Tower, La Torre Mural, The Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, El Parque Hundido, Liverpool Galerías Insurgentes shopping center, The Insurgentes theater, Alvaro Obregón Monument, La Ciudad Universitaria, Perisur shopping center, Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone, Inbursa shopping center, Peña Pobre ecological park, Telmex tower, Las Fuentes Brotantes and The Truck driver Monument.

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