Wordless Wednesday: Estadio Olímpico Universitario

I snapped this photo of the Estadio Olímpico while zipping through C.U. (Ciudad Universitaria, the main campus of UNAM) on my last visit to Mexico City. The stadium opened in 1952 and was also used for the 1968 Olympic games. The mural on the outside of the stadium as pictured here, titled “La Universidad, la Familia y el Deporte en México,” was created by the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The stadium is one of our favorite places, especially because it’s the home of the Pumas—our favorite soccer team. Read more about the history of the stadium in Spanish on UNAM’s website.

  • Have you been to the Estadio Olímpico? What’s your favorite part about it?
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  1. says

    Great pic from a moving car?!? I’m impressed! Never have been, even though I lived in DF for a year. I’m told it was one of the huge things I missed. But I have been so many other places… Love the mural, though, and thanks for the history. I may have to check it out one of these days after all. :)

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