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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.
This huge and modern university campus is not very accessible. I visited it using only public transportation and my own two feet, an experience I will not repeat. See it on a tour. It's definitely impressive and filled with art.
We took a side trip to the UNAM Botanical Gardens at the university. The gardens are sizable, very well maintained, ecclectic, and obviously enjoyed by the University students. The gardens contain many specimens of indigenous as well as rare and exotic plant specimens as well...More
UNAM is trully a gem and a must visit place when visiting Mexico City. The university complex and building is 1 of the kind in the world. Beautiful murals around the complex.
We visited the place during the weekend hence there's not much crowd around...More
I could write at least 20 good things of Ciudad Universitaria (CU), however I will focus this review in a place called “Las Islas”, which is the biggest park in CU. Students and people in general are used to seating here in order to watch...More
I just came to see this UNESCO World Heritage site. I couldnt stop contemplating and trying to understand up close what the murals are telling you.
I came here on the Turibus southside tour, I got off on the Olympic Stadium stop and when under...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... 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.