Mexico - National University (UNAM) walking tour

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Mexico City is replete of examples of architecture from all periods. Above all our guided tours, we think this is one of our most interesting one, because it takes us through the central campus of the National University of Mexico (UNAM), declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 2007. The association considers the University to be one of the most important representations of architecture and modern urban planning in Latin America. It is an amazing building, with more than 70 architects, artists and engineers that participated in the project, achieving a complex that encircles part of the most important architectural trends of the 20th century.

UNAM includes the city university complex (Mario Pani), the Olympic Stadium, the Central Library by Juan OʼGorman, and the Faculties of Architecture, Engineering and Social Sciences. The sculptural space, the Rectory Tower (with murals by Siqueiros) and the University Museum of Contemporary Art are also fascinating to see. The architectural project for the Museum was led by Mexican architect Teodoro González de León and was completed in 2008, being the first building to terminate the University Cultural Centre master plan. The museum is located on one side of a new plaza that serves as the entrance to the University Cultural Centre. Its façade, with a 45-degree incline, molds a porch that leads to the Concert Hall and the University Cultural Centre theatres.

This tour, as all our tours, is guided by an architect, therefore you will see firsthand the University campus and its buildings, as well as participate in current university life.

Day Tour

Languages available: enesfrpt

Minimum group size: 1

Max group size: 20

Duration: 4 Hours

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