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Ciudad Universitaria

Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #21 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: This neighborhood is the home of the National University of Mexico.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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410 helpful votes 410 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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308 reviews 308 reviews
84 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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77 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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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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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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74 helpful votes 74 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Ciudad Universitaria is the main campus of the most important university in Mexico. It has very iconic buildings such as the main library and the chancellor's office, which are decorated with beautiful murals. You can also visit the botanical garden, which is just a great place to walk around and truly relax. The campus also has two modern art museums,... More 

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