X is for Mexico’s Unam Central Library

Unam Central Library

letter xHow cool. I get to share another library that I missed in last year’s A to Z Challenge. The Unam Central Library in Mexico City, known as the UNAM Biblioteca Central, is the main library for the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

This gorgeous library is also a World Heritage site and was established in 1950. The library’s current collection is over 40,000 books. And as you can see, the building’s exterior is covered in fantastic murals representing the ancient past of Mexican culture.

Mexico’s Unam Central Library

Unam Central Library
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Unam Library
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Unam Library
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Unam Library
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Unam Central Library
Source: Flickr

By the way, there is an X in Mexico and that’s the closest I could come to posting a library that’s relevant to today’s letter, lol. See you tomorrow for the letter Y.

9 thoughts on “X is for Mexico’s Unam Central Library

    1. Oh, yes, you’re right. I looked into it a bit more and it turns out that each exterior wall of the library represents a different period in time. So the North Wall is Pre-Hispanic Past, South Wall is Colony Past, East Wall is Contemporaneous World, and West Wall is The University and Modern Mexico. Now that makes more sense. 😀

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