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University Cultural Centre
University City / Images of University City / Other attractions

Neighbrhood: University City
Subway: Universidad. Take the Line 4 of the free transport of the UNAM.

 

Located in the middle of the rocky area of University City, this cultural complex houses some of the most important cultural buildings in the city.

The University Cultural Centre was built during the 1970’s to provide the National Autonomous University of Mexico with an according and suitable cultural space, and it was decided it would be located to the south of University City so as to ease that sector of the population into cultural activities.

This cultural complex is made up of several concert halls from which the Nezahualcóyotl Theatre stands out, as it’s considered the best in Latin America for its excellent acoustics. The National Library also belongs to this complex, as does the ­Universum Museum of Science which provides children and young adults with the most interesting scientific knowledge in a fun environment.

The Sculptural Space deserves a special mention; it’s an ample, rocky area in which great contemporary sculptures of some of the most famous plastic artists in Mexico, like Matías Goeritz and Sebastián, fuse with the natural surroundings creating one of the most impressive and evocative spectacles in Mexico City. Especially outstanding is a series of white sculptures surrounding a volcanic crater, area in which people can experience a feeling of immensity and can witness a total integration between art and nature.

It is possible to access the University Cultural Centre from Insurgentes Avenue or from the Periférico. The entrance to the Sculptural Space is free.

 

 

 

 

 




 

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