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Ciudad Universitaria

Address: Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
89%
Ranked #28 of 389 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Architectural buildings, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Owner description: This neighborhood is the home of the National University of Mexico.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Architectural buildings, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: This neighborhood is the home of the National University of Mexico.
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Yes it is a city on its own the university grounds are huge. If you fancy a walk or a stroll this is the place. Not to many people and very peaceful. The library has a great mural. You can access this place via Metro if you want or by car as well..

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The place is huge and it may involve a lot of walking. Bear in mind this is a University, so it's really not a tourist place, you won't find maps or signs on English. Most students only know their own buildings and are unable to provide directions. Also avoid driving in there, there are a series of circuits with poor... More 

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California
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1,677 reviews 1,677 reviews
1,072 attraction reviews
623 helpful votes 623 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

The University campus is HUGE, and hard to reach. Do not attempt to do this on foot as I did. I was also a bit put off by the monumental size of the buildings.

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Oxnard, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

driving through here, i was like, hoping to become a student and an adolescent again. the buildings, Pumas stadium, the park, etc. very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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360 reviews 360 reviews
103 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This huge complex is filled with interesting places to visit. Like the MUAC, Sala Nezahualcoyotl and multiple theaters. The main university buildings are also worth a visit.

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Mexico, D.F.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I work in this place. It is known as the house of studios and not to be compared with any other school. Actually it´s one of the 100 best schools in the world and the best on this continent.

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Portland, Maine
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163 reviews 163 reviews
77 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This visit was paired with the Olympic stadium. The campus here is famous for Juan O'gorman murals festooning the entirety of one building. As you make your way around the building to see all the mosaics, you will see the sad state of unkempt ness that plagues these grounds. It deserves a bit better care. Other buildings are just as... More 

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BRASILIA
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217 reviews 217 reviews
95 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is what you go for. Amazing that the whole site was completed in less than four years (in the late 1950s).

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Mexico City, Mexico
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Architecture from the 50s, but unfortunately hasn't been given good maintenance. The students are very loyal and love their college commons though it could really use some maintenance...or basic cleaning.

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San Diego, CA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
41 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place is immense. You'll need a vehicle of some kind to get around the university's grounds. Many of the main attractions, including the library and the Olympic Stadium, can be seen from Avenida Insurgentes Sur, so the Turibus is a good option. Wander around the campus to see students, professors and people just playing with their dogs in the... More 

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