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Ciudad Universitaria

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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This neighborhood is the home of the National University of Mexico.

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UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

This is one of the Unesco heritage sites it is a good place to go, because you get to see the students but also the nice walls

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the Unesco heritage sites it is a good place to go, because you get to see the students but also the nice walls

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Montevideo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The University is an interesting place to visit. We could not enter its facilities, but it has a high historical and cultural value, different from what we know in South America

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There about 250,000 students enrolled in the University of Mexico in this location. We had a particular interest in the library and this is the outside of the library pictured here.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This school has 150,000 students. Tuition is free. Unfortunately, according to our guide, there are very few jobs for college educated people around Mexico Cith so the take their degrees and leave the country. This building is really special to see with the mosaic exterior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant, complex, and sophisticated universities which amuses you with its grandiosity and thoughtful students.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This university campus is worth a quick visit if you are in the area or also visiting the nearby contemporary museum MUAC. The architecture is unique and it's a nice place to enjoy the scenery on weekends when families and couples our out with their dogs or having a picnic. It's a unique side of Mexico City that you don't... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Superb architecture from the fifties in the old circuit, and 21st century in the new sciences institutes; beautiful open spaces, with a lot of green. Ideal for sightseeing, taking pictures, getting the flavor of academic and scientific athmosphere that dominates CU. Better to visit during weekends, to avoid massive students traffic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Great place to visit. It takes not more than 50 mins to visit but it gives you an idea of how Mexicans handle their superior education.

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Banning, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Took a short tour that included the University. It is a city with its own transportation system and security.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

you gotta go to this enormous place, a city unto itself literally, just to see the breathtaking mural.

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