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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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Go to see the University Library

I walked a fair distance through San Angel to see another of my '1,001 buildings you must see before you die' - the University Library, The complex is pleasant enough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked a fair distance through San Angel to see another of my '1,001 buildings you must see before you die' - the University Library, The complex is pleasant enough, particularly at weekends, but it's the library which is centre stage. Its incredible exterior is adorned with mosaics inspired by indigenous Mexican art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a beautiful day where everyone was outside playing and hanging out. What a wonderful way to admire the works of art. Check out the explanations online before visiting so you can admire the work.

Thank Gloria P
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to "Ciudad Universitaria" the main campus of the National University founded in the early XVI century is a must experience, It was built on top of the lava fields from the eruption of the Title volcano. There you will not only see wonderful arquitectura but feel the force of Mexico´s most important University, also you will find museums, concert... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

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 January 31, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

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 January 22, 2017

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

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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