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Espacio Escultórico – Geometric and nature place

The Espacio Escultórico of UNAM is a place with the perfect balance between a natural landscape and the beauty of human architectural art. It was inaugurated in 1977 as an attempt by the sculptor Federico Silva to shape the geometric sculptural movement that existed at the time.

The site is naturally composed by volcanic stone, endemic trees, and plants from the Pedregal area. The main complex consists of several triangular structures, on a circular platform between the triangles, there are 4 spaces that are oriented towards the 4 cardinal points, a way also to represent the worldview of Pre-Hispanic cultures.

You can either climb the sculptures or enter the circle in the volcanic environment – if you do, just show respect: do not mistreat it or leave your trash. The second part of this great work consists of 6 different sculptures much smaller than the main one but without doubt also with a unique beauty.

Walking around the place, and especially climbing one of the triangles of the sculptures, gives a sense of connection with both the surrounding nature and the geometric universe and certainly makes us reflect on the tiny place we occupy in it. Even better if you do so with a special person.

The access is free from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00 in the afternoon. Lately, sometimes it’s closed without prior notice, but it’s still worth taking the risk.

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Details about this spot



Mario de La Cueva, Coyoacán, Mexico City

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00




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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)