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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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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico

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The University of Mexico is worth seeing

We were on a city tour that included a stop at the University Of Mexico. There is a large stadium on the campus, plus the famous library building. The library is covered in mosaic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Margate, Florida
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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a city tour that included a stop at the University Of Mexico. There is a large stadium on the campus, plus the famous library building. The library is covered in mosaic tiles, and is world famous for it's artistic detail.

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of things to see about the best-ranked university in all latin america; you'll need probably an entire day to see everything CU has to offer whether by walking or using a car to explore more territory

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If education and/or size are your thing, you are unlikely to find a contemporary university campus this big in extension or educational breadth: it includes undergrad and grad schools for many disciplines, over 30 research institutes, botanical garden and large cultural areas, including some interesting science and contemporary art museums, as well as several concert halls and theatres. But for... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

In few occasions while travelling, either for business or pleasure, one has the time to visit an exposition that is touring a big city like Mexico. Kapoor visit Mexico more than a year ago just to see the space that the UNAM´s Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) was offering him. Now and until November you may visit and see... More 

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Tlalnepantla, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Truly a city within a city. Besides the faculty buildings, the Rectoria building is one of its kind. Do not miss the Sunday's concerts with the UNAM Philharmonic. Highly recommendable.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Kind of expensive at almost $8000 per course (of six weeks) but they have amazing professors. The experience of studying in UNAM was also rad!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

What can I say, I studied medicine here back in the 70s, so I love the place. Plenty of murals and sculptures to see, specially in the southern part of the campus where there are a couple of museums and concert halls. Highly recommended.

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Thank Eric R
Mexicali, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I got to CU by metro, arrived at Metro Universidad and if you're not familiarized with the place, there are NO signs or maps, and the ones that are posted are confusing, I've been to tons of Universities in the world, and this is the worst kept University. My plan was to visit the main library (where the beautiful murals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Uno de los lugares que hay que conocer en el DF, C.U. cuenta con una ruta interna de transporte gratuita "puma bus" que recorre con 13 rutas los diferentes puntos de interés. A MUST if you are in Mexico City, open-area owned by the maximum house of studies in Mx (UNAM). The place is so big it has its own... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Hey have each year an event called mega ofrenda, having each faculty preparing a shrine for the day of the death. So bands are playing, any kind of food stands and of course the exhibition of students creativity. There is also a cultural centre on the other side of insurgentes hosting many concerts and cultural expositions and of course CU... More 

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