Ciudad Universitaria,
Barrio Coyoacán,
Ciudad de México


The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is located in Mexico City and is one of the best universities in Latin American, not to mention the leading centre for investigations in the world. It was founded in 1551 and it is the architecture of the buildings forming the university which attracts most tourists and visitors, as well as the fact that they are spread out over 1,800 acres of campus and surrounded by beautiful gardens.

The university was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007 and it is one of the most symbolic architectural features of Mexico City. It is located in the south of the city and comprises of renowned faculties, famous libraries as well as cultural centres and museums.

Some of the most visited parts of the university are the walls of the Torre de la Rectorá facade, the campus gardens, the University Arts and Science Museum, the Botanic Garden and the University Stadium which hosted the 1958 Olympics.

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