As you probably already know, you can find anything in Ciudad Universitaria. From theaters to museums, Ciudad Universitaria is a great place to spend the weekend. Everything in Ciudad Universitaria is surrounded by vegetation and it would only make sense that it is one of Mexico’s most valuable botanical gardens. Here, you can see more than 1500 species of plants that can be found in Mexican forests, jungles and deserts. UNAM’s botanical garden is also home to many endangered species and there you can find out how to help stop their extinction. Walking around the botanical garden can be tiring if there is too much sun, so don’t forget to bring a hat and a flask of water.
My favorite thing about the botanical garden is that they have an “adoption center”. There, you can adopt, for a very low price, endangered national plants. You can visit UNAM’s botanical garden with a guided visit with specialized biologists or you can choose to walk through it alone. Either way, I am sure that you will enjoy your visit – it is truly a sensational and beautiful place.