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Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City
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Visit the World Heritage Site Ciudad Universitaria--the main campus of National Autonomous University of Mexico--the largest university in Latin America. The vast "University City" was built in the 1950s and encompasses the Olympic stadium and 40 faculty buildings, as well as a couple museums. Wander the paths and gardens of the campus, built on an ancient lava bed, admire the modern urban architecture, or admire the large murals on the Rectorate and Library buildings. Put Ciudad Universitaria and other Mexico City attractions into our Mexico City trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is a University with a very full campus. The puma will help mobilize within the University. There are many visits to the Faculty of veterinary and animal husbandry.
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  • An entire City University, not only for its importance but also because of its size. The building of the Central Library is one of the iconic images of Mexico. His mural measuring 4000 m. and is made with stones from different regions of the country, which gives it a very special colorful. It was designed by the architect O´Gorman in the 50s of the last century, years in which was designed and built the entire architectural complex of the central campus, which is considered world heritage. Several buildings are decorated by important muralists representatives muralist in Mexico. A more recent construction zone is the University Cultural Center, which houses important museums, theatres and concert halls.
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  • Without going into the buildings: first flat Juan o ' gorman captures our attention in the mural "historical representation of the culture" at the central library offering an impeccable work, where represents the pre-Hispanic Mexico, the spiritual conquest, tradition and progress, and the synthesis of Mexican culture. Think each color that is used for the murals, is not color if not a compilation of stones and crystals from all regions of the country. In addition other murals by Siqueiros and Rivera, Chávez purple, Rosendo Soto, Francisco Happens Helguera, Mario Omar Falco, among others that are considered cultural heritage of mankind, adding that everything is assembled on the first circuit of the National Autonomous University of Mexico the field opposite the library is delight sight and invite peace and reflection. Be sure to visit the sculptural space "land art", 64 pyramids of cement forming a perfect circle around 8000 meters of volcanic rock. To enter the buildings: El Centro Cultural Universitario rooms as José Revueltas, Julio Bracho, Carlos Monsiváis, Nezahualcoyotl, Miguel Covarrubias, Carlos Chávez the teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, the Forum Sor Juana, Centro Universitario de teatro, University Museum of contemporary art. In all these places the cultural offer is inexhaustible,
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