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UNAM Biblioteca central

Address: Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City 04510 , Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 5622 1625
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Ranked #46 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's a l-o-n-g subway ride from the center of the city to UNAM, but it's definitely worth the trip. The campus is beautiful and the library's exterior is just gorgeous - Mexican murals at their finest. The atmosphere on campus is charged and edgy - I'd imagine that's what US colleges were like in the 60s. Across the street is... More 

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California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
58 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The huge university campus is a bit out of the way from most tourist attractions. However the O'Gorman murals that are on all four sides of the exterior of the museum have become a symbol of this nation. There are other interesting murals which adorn nearby buildings. Across the busy street is the Olympic Stadium which features Diego rivera's last... More 

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California
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537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The University is a bit of a schlepp to reach and huge once you get there. The scale of the campus buildings was to me overwhelming. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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338 reviews 338 reviews
96 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the most iconic buildings in Mexico. The beautiful colors of the O´Gorman mural were constructed in the 50´s. Each side represents a different era of the Mexican history.

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337 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The UNAM CU's emblematic images are the Central Library Murals (this attraction) and the 1968 Olympic Stadium. This is just one small piece of a very nice campus ... highly recommended!!

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63 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the most imposing and well recognised university in Latin America. The campus is huge and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mainly due to the artistically designed main building that is visible from miles away. The main mural on this building and others around the campus were painted by some of Mexico's best-known muralists of the 20th century... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Old School University Library. Everything you need for reaserch.Old books , old newspapers , older building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This is the National University's most impressive building, easily seen by driving by, although certainly worth close scrutiny

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