Insurgentes Sur, Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico City, Mexico
01 55 5623 0828, 01 55 5623 0829,01 55 5623 0228,01 55 5623 0830,01 55 5780 3103
Located in southern México City, Ciudad Universitaria, or University City, is home to the 300,000 students who attend the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México's largest and most significant university. It is the oldest one in the Americas, founded as the Royal and Pontifical University in 1551. Architects Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral designed the campus, which was completed in 1954 and became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2007. Prominent among University City's buildings are the Central Library with its iconic Juan O'Gorman mosaic and the Rectory Tower, notable for its murals by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Ciudad Universitaria hosted the 1968 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic Stadium still welcomes athletes today. The University Cultural Center, Netzahualcoyotl Concert Hall, and the University Science Museum draw large crowds, as do a botanical garden, ecological reserve, and the ruins of Cuicuilco, perhaps the earliest civilization in Central México.
Hours of Operation: Daily
Parking: Paid parking lots
Services: Complete services including restrooms, food and beverages, ATMs and medical facility Additional information: Access to university facilities may be limited during school vacations.