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I missed UNAM on my first visit and was determined to stroll the campus on my second on this most distinguished university hosting over 300,000 students in an academic year. The grounds full of interesting buildings with extraordinary murals donning the sides (the library is...More
the UNAM is a well known university in Mexico City. Visiting gives you the vibes of a college campus with lots of history. One of the buildings is a phenomenal mural. Walk around, it will make you want to go to school there.
It is an interesting place to know not only because of its size, but of its variety of cultural, artistic, sports and social activities: you will find museums, classic music, sports facilities, theater, huge library, etc.
It is amazing to realize that there are over 300,000 students studying at this site. The murals of the library and the surrounding buildings, as well as the Rivera murals on the Olympic Stadium across the street are amazing.
The library is an impresive work of art. The murals on the rectory are also really amazing. I was equally impressed by some of the other art that sprawls like grafitti on certain walls of the campus. Is quite far from downtown.
The area is surrounded by very exquisite Mexican culture - it is just in the air! from the statues to the buildings, everything says "Aztecs" or "Mexicans" (pronounced Mejicans). For the intellectual person - this is a treat.
It is hard to find a map for turists about UNAM, but you can find in the internet a pdf with a map for the Pumabus routes (this map has the bus internal routes you can take inside UNAM, and mark the main places). By now... More
It is hard to find a map for turists about UNAM, but you can find in the internet a pdf with a map for the Pumabus routes (this map has the bus internal routes you can take inside UNAM, and mark the main places). By now, think I can help you, this since I know almost perfectly UNAM because I studied and worked there almost 10 years (and hope to going back). The places you want to see are located in the old part of UNAM's, this one is called "Campus Central", there are all located on Insurgentes Avenue, then there is not difficult to find them. First depending where you are coming from, you are going to see to in one side the UNAM stadium, and in the other side of the avenue you will see a tower, that one is UNAM's main rectory. Then, the things you are looking for are located around that tower: the library is going to be on the left side of the rectory and, also nearby it is located a museum inside the architecture faculty to the right side of the rectory (but think they have moved this one to another place). Then this another place called "Centro Cultural Universitario" or "Zona Cultural", that has also museums (one is the contemporary art or MUAC) and has other places to visit, it is located to the South of UNAM. Hope this is helpful for you. Best regards and hope enjoy your trip.