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National Autonomous University of Mexico
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National Autonomous University of Mexico which includes a garden

Stroll across this large university known for its cutting-edge research, cultural entertainment, brilliant art and modernist architecture.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico or Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is not only a superior academic facility, but also one of Mexico City’s architectural treasures. Visit the University City (CU) campus to understand why it is listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

Many of the buildings at the center of the campus were constructed in the 1940s by outstanding Mexican architects. The large campus appears almost as a separate pre-Hispanic city with green park-like patches and spacious plazas, such as Las Islas. Attend exhibitions and events in nearly 20 cultural centers and museums scattered across the university grounds. Performances regularly include professional theater, dance, films, music and visual arts.

Look up to see several striking murals by Mexican artist David Siqueiros. His huge modern presentation of El pueblo a la Universidad, la Universidad al pueblo represents students climbing heights through their university learning. Nearby, a mural by Juan O’Gorman adorns the Central Library.

Visit the University Museum of Arts and Scientists (MuAC) for lectures and exhibits. Faculties have significant freedom in pursuing open lines of thinking without government intervention in this autonomous university. Academic studies are considered among the best in Latin America. Several Nobel Prize laureates have come from UNAM, including Mario Molena, who illuminated issues related to CFC threats to the ozone layer.

Mexico’s 1968 Olympic Games were hosted in the giant University Stadium. Attend a university futbol game here. This, of course, is soccer. Perhaps surprisingly, you can also watch the local students playing American football, a UNAM tradition for more than 85 years. Visit the sports library or watch competitions in more than 50 individual or team sports.

Moving south, find the botanical gardens and ecological reserve. Near here Nezahualcóyotl Theater offers outstanding orchestra and dance performances, including the Royal Ballet.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico campus is about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southwest of the historical center in the Coyoacán borough. Ride the metro to the Universidad or Copilco station. Check the extensive events calendar to select a UNAM activity to attend during your Mexico City visit.

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Hotel Centro Diana
Hotel Centro Diana
2 out of 5
Av. Universidad 1861, Col. Oxtopulco Universidad, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$853 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Coyoacan, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from San Jacinto Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Frida ...
2.1/5 (115 reviews)
Basic hotel in good location
"Hotel Diana offered a barebones room (bed, bathroom, not much more) in a good location. Clean but worn. Shower water was warm. Check in staff was friendly. It was all I needed for a quick stay."

Reviewed on 2019/10/28

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Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
4 out of 5
Insurgentes Sur #1991, Col Guadalupe Inn Del Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,808 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Coyoacan, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Manacar Tower, Centro Coyoacan, and Frida Kahlo House Museum. World Trade Center Mexico City and Estadio ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (728 reviews)
"All staff was amiable. Jean at the front desk was always helpful and friendly. He made our stay at Krystal very enjoyable. The Security guard at night needs to brush up on customer service. He was extremely rude and impertinent."

Reviewed on 2021/4/8

Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
Casa Cantera Coyoacán - Full Apartment
Casa Cantera Coyoacán - Full Apartment
3 out of 5
Av Melchor Ocampo 401, Col. Romero de Terreros, Mexico City, CDMX
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Located in Coyoacan, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Frida Kahlo House Museum, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and Centro Coyoacan. ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Bonito departamento.
"Bonito departamento con tres recamaras y todos los servicios. Solo que no hay estacionamiento tuve que dejar mi vehículo a unas calles en la comercial y pagar el estacionamiento."

Reviewed on 2018/8/6

Casa Cantera Coyoacán - Full Apartment
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Hotel Centro Diana
Hotel Centro Diana
2 out of 5
Av. Universidad 1861, Col. Oxtopulco Universidad, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$853 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Hotel Centro Diana
Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
4 out of 5
Insurgentes Sur #1991, Col Guadalupe Inn Del Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,808 per night from May 2 to May 3
Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
Casa Cantera Coyoacán - Full Apartment
Casa Cantera Coyoacán - Full Apartment
3 out of 5
Av Melchor Ocampo 401, Col. Romero de Terreros, Mexico City, CDMX
Casa Cantera Coyoacán - Full Apartment
Casa Lulú Coyoacán
Casa Lulú Coyoacán
3 out of 5
58 Callejón de Torresqui Santa Catarina, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,422 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Casa Lulú Coyoacán
Living Céfiro by Stara
Living Céfiro by Stara
4 out of 5
5 Céfiro Pedregal del Maurel, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$3,967 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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Galeria Plaza San Jeronimo
Galeria Plaza San Jeronimo
3.5 out of 5
300 Av. Contreras San Jerónimo Lídice, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,876 per night from May 18 to May 19
Galeria Plaza San Jeronimo
Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
4 out of 5
Calle Alba No. 15, Col. Insurgentes Cuicuilco, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,000 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
Stara San Angel Inn
Stara San Angel Inn
4 out of 5
Ave. Desierto de los Leones No. 4058, Col. San Ángel Inn, Mexico City, CDMX
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Casa Tamayo
Casa Tamayo
3 out of 5
220 Calle Pdte. Carranza Santa Catarina, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,377 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Casa Tamayo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.