The stunning murals covering the buildings on the National University campus will be the focus of this visit. The facades covered in Venetian tiles and natural colored stones are a reflection of modern Mexico in the ’50s, when the massive project to move the fragmented University from a congested downtown area to a consolidated southern campus came to fruition. Outdoor murals were the perfect accent for the sprawling campus, giving it its unique personality.
CU (short for University City), as Mexico’s National Autonomous University it is affectionately called, is important enough that has been recognized as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. You’ll understand why after getting a glimpse of the impressive mosaic murals which epitomize the revolutionary concept of “art for the people” – the driving force of this artistic movement.