Zona Arqueológica Cuicuilco
The principal structure is a huge circular platform of four levels, faced with volcanic stone blocks, which probably functioned as a...
Museo Universitario de Ciencias
A huge science museum offering fun-filled attractions for kids, such as a planetarium and permanent exhibits that explore biodiversity,...
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo
Designed by veteran architect Teodoro González de León, the contemporary art museum's sloping, minimalist-style glass facade stands in...
Filmoteca de la UNAM
Two cinemas at the Centro Cultural Universitario screen films from a collection of more than 43,000 titles.
Azul y Oro
Chef Ricardo Muñoz searches high and low in Mexico for traditional recipes and reinvents them to perfection. Fruits of his labor include...
Av Insurgentes Sur s/n · interesting places nearby
One of the oldest significant remnants of pre-Hispanic settlement within the Distrito Federal, Cuicuilco echoes a civilization that stood on the shores of Lago de Xochimilco as far back as 800 BC. In its heyday in the 2nd century BC, the ‘place of singing and dancing’ counted as many as 40,000 inhabitants; at this time, the Teotihuacán civilization was only just beginning to rise to importance. The site was abandoned a couple of centuries later, however, after an eruption of the nearby Xitle volcano covered most of the community in lava.