Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

#9 in Best Things To Do in Mexico City
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Key Info

Crripon S/n Alvaro Obregón

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Museums, Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Central University City Campus of the National University of Mexico) includes 40 academic institutions, the Mexican Olympic stadium, a Mexican cultural center, a nature preserve and the city's Central Library. The entire campus is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The city's famous muralists have made their mark on the campus, and travelers recommend you check out the work of famous painter David Alfaro Siqueiros at the Rectorate Tower or the work of Juan O'Gorman at the Central Library. The campus also holds the University Museum of Contemporary Art, an excellent spot for viewing Mexico's more recent cultural offerings.

Travelers agree that the campus is a great place to stroll and take photographs, but visitors also recommend wearing comfortable sneakers since traversing the expansive campus requires a lot of walking. For more information, check out the university's website.

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