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The UNAM Campus VW Beetle Convertible or Classic Combi Private Tour

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    Get ready to explore Latin America's biggest and oldest university, the UNAM, or National Autonomous University of Mexico, and its campus listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its unique architecture and rich cultural past. More than just a campus, the UNAM is a world in itself. Founded in 1910 as a liberal alternative to its predecessor, the Royal University of Mexico that had existed since 1553, major works of what was to become a truly incredible project, begun in 1949 under the helm of some of Mexico's most famous architects such as Mario Pani, Enrique Moral, Mauricio Campos and renowned muralists Diego Rivera, Juan O'Gorman and David Alfaro Siqueiros Today, the UNAM is still an ongoing construction projects as it evolves to meet the needs of its ever-growing student population.

    During your 4-hour VW Beetle convertible or classic VW Combi tour, you'll be taken from your downtown Mexico City hotel to the southern part of the city where the UNAM proudly sits. There, you will discover a city within the city, covering over 7 square kilometers, and which hosts 14 different schools, an Olympic stadium and swimming pool, botanical gardens, a museum, a sculpture garden and much more. You will stroll along with some of the more than 330,000 students that attend the university each year.

    You'll visit several of its schools, discover its one-of-a-kind architecture and numerous murals, and ride across the campus from one end to the other in one of the cute little VW Beetle or VW Combis. Make no mistake, the UNAM is not your ordinary campus and nor will this tour be any ordinary tour as you'll truly get an insider's view of this place with your guide, who is a UNAM alumni himself. Come and learn about a place that will show you an architectural and historical take on Mexico's past, present and future ambitions.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had a wonderful experience on our tour! My friend and I went on the Northern itinerary Barragan tour with one other very nice couple and had a fantastic experience. Our guide (Roberto) was very knowledgeable and personable. The properties were AMAZING. Because we booked...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank leighleigh501
    Reviewed February 26, 2019

    There was a mix up on our tour as we had booked to go on the Mexico City Architecture Tour, but when our tour commenced we discovered we were going on a Luis Barrangan tour. It was strongly suggested we go on a combination of...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Samuel H
    MexNico, General Manager at The Traveling Beetle, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

    Dear Samuel, We are sorry we were not informed of your preferences by the hotel that scheduled your tour. Most of our clients book directly with us and this affords us the possibility to explore their tastes in terms of tour sights and vehicles ahead...More

    Reviewed February 19, 2019

    My friend and I came to Mexico City for a wedding, and we had a limited amount of time to tour around the city. It was both of our first time, and as an architect I really wanted to see as much of the city...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank whatchiusee
    Reviewed January 8, 2019

    As a long time admirer of Luis Barragan’s work, I was keen to see some of his masterpieces when visiting Mexico. I am a reculant tour participant as I usually like to discover places myself and at my own pace. However, I quickly realised that...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Kate C
    Reviewed January 3, 2018

    We took the Frieda Kahlo tour on a Saturday in December 2017. Our driver, Roberto couldn’t have been nicer and picked us up on time in a little red VW convertible. Our trip included a visit to Casa Azul, The Family home and the Diego...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank BruceSpates
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