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Ciudad Universitaria

Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #20 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Type: Neighborhoods
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BRASILIA
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177 reviews 177 reviews
77 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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66 helpful votes 66 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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31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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Dallas, Texas
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52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Don't really see why people love this site or why its a UNESCO heritage site. Spent a few hours here, maybe i just missed the highlight, or point.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

During "dias de los muertos" students from several schools meet in the court to show their representation of the afterworld in the traditional Mexican view

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Mexico City
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

It's huge though. The most rewarding wiew of mural tilings on main buildings. Not good places to eat inside but in the neighboorhood is plenty of nice lunch parlors.

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Chambersburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I spent a day on the university campus recently, and loved it. There is a lot to see: the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1968 Olympics (w/Diego Rivera murals), the murals covering the university library walls, the Siquieros mural on the Rectory building, and all of the Centro Cultural Universitario, which consists of the Sala Nezahualcoatl, one... More

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The City is truly a gem and you will understand why the UNESCO agrees. Before you go read up on the history and what to see. Transportation to and from as well as within the university grounds is easy and inexpensive. You have almost virtually free access to history, art, culture, libraries and bookstores, inexpensive places to eat and great... More

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The actual campus that houses most of the faculties was built in 1959 to make a conglomerate that would replace all the buildings that were spread out all over Mexico City. All the main disciplines of knowledge are covered with full 5 year degrees, master degrees and most with doctor degrees. Of very modern architecture with beautiful murals, the various... More

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