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UNAM Biblioteca central

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Address: Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City 04510, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 5622 1625
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Outstanding mosaic by Diego Rivera

A beautiful building with amazing history. Simply piece of art! I haven´t been inside, but from outside it's definitely worth seeing. By the library there is also a grass field so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2016
Julia W
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

A beautiful building with amazing history. Simply piece of art! I haven´t been inside, but from outside it's definitely worth seeing. By the library there is also a grass field so you can bring some food and blanket to chill-out in the sun with friends. Great atmosphere there. Choose a sunny day for that trip :) From main university entrance... More 

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Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Universidad Autónoma de México, UNAM, Central Library is an important cultural institución and it is placed in a unique building designed by Gustavo María Saavedra and Juan Martínez de Velasco, architects, and Juan O'Gorman, painter, sculptor and architect. The works began in 1950 and the library opened its doors in 1956. This is one of UNAM landmarks. The ten storys... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I visited here with my wife. I used Uber from the city central to here and it cost around 90 Pesos (5.5 USD) for one way. The wall paintings on 4 sides of the building were impressive. Each of them has theme such as Azteca on north side and Spanish tyranny on south side. I wanted to know the inside... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is the National Universities library. Decorated on all sides by murals from one of the best artist's this country has produced; Juan O'gorman . Stand at the plaza and admire, then walk around it. The stones used for the creatin of these murals came from every corner in Mexico

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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. This is an absolutely gorgeous campus. All of the students that we encountered were very helpful in giving us directions around. It is a little bit south of the city so it takes some time to get down there, but if you have a free morning I would definitely recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We have seen many of the major tourist attraction in and around Mexico City so this trip we added a few new lesser sites. This may not be #1 on a list but for its UNESCO (2007) listing and architectural merit it is worthy of a visit. From Centro (Condesa for us) and using public transit, get on Metro line... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Not very touristic friendly since it not really a tourist site, but simply a university, but worth stopping by to check out the enormous gorgeous murals and sculptures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I didnt go inside but its definitely worth a drive by to see the way the tiles form the facade. The soccer stadium where the olympics were held many years ago is nearby as well, quite impressive.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

On a sightseeing-tour – after a delightful sailing experience in the canals of the Xochimilcho Floating Gardens – the bus-tour-company had prepared a bullfight-experience for us tourists. However, my wife and I see the inevitable result of a bullfight as comparable to the inevitable Endlösung in Auschwitz. Luckily, 11 km south of Zona Rosa we passed the UNAM Library (vis-à-vis... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of the great monuments of the massive magnificent UNAM one of the oldest and biggest universities in the American continent ,is worth to atroll in this beautiful inside of the campus they hVe a gorgeous new modern art museum and a therther center this university is the intelectual heart of Mexico

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