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Ciudad Universitaria

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This neighborhood is the home of the National University of Mexico.

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What an exciting and colourful campus!

We visited the University campus because of its inscription as UNESCO World Heritage Site. We weren't disappointed, the bright murals of many colours are so much different from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the University campus because of its inscription as UNESCO World Heritage Site. We weren't disappointed, the bright murals of many colours are so much different from any university building I've seen so far. I was very glad we came. The most impressive murals are on the Olympic Stadium facade and University library, but you'll find many more along... More 

Thank Tinde_K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for some serious walking as the campus around CU is large and sprawling, but you will stumble across some huge murals on several buildings, including the library. Very close the former Olympic Stadium, and many other sports taking advantage of the post Olympic legacy. On our walk which took around two hours, we saw groups training on the... More 

Thank John D
Xalapa, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

There a several buildings but not so close to each other. A little difficult the right buidlings. Not all buildings are open to the public

Thank bruno123452015
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went to the university to meet a friend and I was struck by the fabulous floor in the cafe, a glass floor with all the volcanic rocks underneath. It was brilliant. We then drove around to the library to see the famous mural which was worth going to look at. If you're passing, it's worth stopping for a look,... More 

Thank Hayley970
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Cuidad Universitaria is a great example of modernist architecture. The mammoth O'Gorman and Siqueiros murals on the Central Library and Rectorate Tower respectively are important and worth seeing. While on campus, make sure you visit MUAC (contemporary art space) and the sculptures nearby. MUAC in particular was wonderful and a fine example of this city's thriving contemporary art scene.... More 

1 Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Entering from Paseo de las Facultades we enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the fine campus, ending at Avenida Insurgentes on the opposite side. Along the way we admired many of the architectural highlights. We passed numerous faculty departments beginning with the medical ones. Next came the legal studies. Students were enjoying the evening sunshine, taking advantage of and relaxing in... More 

Thank permia
Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Great campus and peaceful surroundings. The Olympic stadium is nearby. Colorful and artistic murals on the buildings.

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My family owns a home in a nearby neighborhood. My cousins studied at the University, but I had not visited there until my recent trip back to visit my family. It was wonderful and inspiring to see all of the various schools of studies, we caught a Pumas game at the stadium, and toured the lovely botanical gardens. It made... More 

Thank madisa101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I studied there for many years. It is one of the best universities in Latin America, but also you can walk around jus to see the architecture and paintings from many mexican artists, also there is a Cultural part where it is possible to admire dancing, performing arts, theatre. Also UNAM has a really nice supermarket where you can find... More 

1 Thank Arturo Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place is the combination of old architecture and contemporary one. There is a lot of art and amazing murals by Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros is really, really good

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