The Community of Madrid honours the legacy of Herrera Oria in the Metro station that bears his name
The Community of Madrid has decorated the Herrera Oria Metro station with plastic strips reflecting various facets of the life of the figure it is named after, Ángel Herrera Oria. The Regional Minister of Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure, David Pérez, visited the facilities of this stop on line 9 of the underground today, accompanied by the President of the Catholic Association of Propagandists, Alfonso Bullón de Mendoza.
The plastic strips, placed in the platform and the main hall, contain biographical details about Herrera Oria (1886-1968), as well as information on the different roles he played throughout his life as a journalist, educator, social actor and priest. There are also important quotes from him and illustrations, portraits and photographs, as well as a cover of El Debate, the newspaper he edited for 20 years.
Herrera Oria is located on line 9 of the Madrid underground, and last year it was used by almost 2.5 million users, which is the equivalent of the population of La Coruña. The theme project was launched together with the San Pablo CEU University Foundation.
This is not the first time that Metro has decorated its facilities with plastic strips and murals to bring passengers closer to content related with culture, women, science or sport. On the platforms of Manuela Malasaña there is a mural exhibition entitled They Changed the World: Women Who Made History, which pays tribute to Spanish and foreign women who have stood out in different fields, as well as to female employees of the public railway company.
The station named after inventor Juan de la Cierva, meanwhile, is themed with the exhibition The Path of Science, which highlights the careers of 14 illustrious scientists and their pioneering and exemplary initiatives in different fields.
In Plaza de España, users can read the full text of Miguel de Cervantes' novel Don Quixote de la Mancha. Metro de Madrid's cultural guide, available on the underground's official website and app, helps people learn about many of these elements and creations that can be found in the different stations.