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Ciudad Universitaria

Address: Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #20 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This neighborhood is the home of the National University of Mexico.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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1,619 reviews 1,619 reviews
1,045 attraction reviews
546 helpful votes 546 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
45 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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341 reviews 341 reviews
96 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

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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211 reviews 211 reviews
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109 helpful votes 109 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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41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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