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Saturday, April 22 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

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Capacity: 30

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) was founded, in its modern form, in 1910 by Justo Sierra as a secular alternative to its predecessor, the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico, founded in 1551. It is the largest university in Mexico, with some 300,000 students. Its primary purpose is to be at the service of the country and humanity, train professionals useful to society, organize and carry out research, mainly on national conditions and problems, and extend the benefits of culture as widely as possible. [parts adapted from Wikipedia]

In 2007, its main campus, Ciudad Universitaria, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to UNESCO, the present campus, built between 1949 and 1952, is “a unique example of 20th century modernism integrating urbanism, architecture, engineering, landscape design and fine arts with references to local traditions, especially to Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past. The ensemble embodies social and cultural values of universal significance and is one of the most significant icons of modernity in Latin America.” Of special interest to the art-and-book-minded are the library, featuring a monumental Juan O’Gorman mural wrapping its exterior; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC); Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas; and murals by Rivera and Siqueiros.

👟👟👟 - This tour includes significant walking. Bussing provided to site. Meet in Hilton Lobby.
Cost: $60 (lunch not included)

Photo: Lauren Gottlieb-Miller

Saturday April 22, 2023 8:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Meet at Hilton Lobby Av. Juárez 70, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico