The 10 most beautiful universities in Latin America

Beautiful universities in Latin America

The 10 most beautiful universities in Latin America

The universities of Latin America not only stand out for their high academic level. But also for their architectural beauty and the cultural richness that predominates in their buildings.

Here we present the higher education institutions that lead the ranking of the “Most Beautiful Universities in Latin America”. Prepared by Times Higher Education magazine. Where UNAM obtained nothing more and nothing less than the very first place.

UNAM (Mexico)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico took first place, not only because it is a city in itself, but also because diverse elements, environments, and attitudes converge in it. Ciudad Universitaria, the central campus, opened in 1952. And named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Its architecture stands out for its murals made by artists such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Chile)

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It is located in the city of Valparaíso and covers most of the front section of Los Placeres hill. One of the most renowned Chilean architects of the 20th century. And is an architectural example of that country, even receiving an award in 2008.

Diego Portales University (Chile)

It is one of the first private universities in Chile. It was founded in 1982 and is recognized for careers such as Law. Architecture, Education, Psychology, and Journalism. The main campus is located in the historic center of Santiago, while the School of Economics and Business is located on the outskirts of the city, in Ciudad Empresarial.

University Of Guanajuato (Mexico)

This university was ranked number four for its colonial-type buildings. The campus facade is white and neoclassical in style, its architecture contrasts with the color of the city of Guanajuato.

It should be noted that there are various university buildings throughout the city.

University Of Guadalajara (Mexico)

It was created in 1586 and is the second oldest university in Mexico. Its rectory is of colonial style. Also, its 16th-century neoclassical-style library was originally a chapel. Inside, the murals of the Mexican Revolution created by the  Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros and the local painter Amado de la Cueva stand out.

University Of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

In addition to being the largest university in Brazil, it stands out for its architectural beauty from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Its central campus is in São Paulo; however, there are various research centers in Bauru, Piraciciaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos.

National University Of Cordoba (Argentina)

Was founded in the year 1613. Its main campus is located in the historic center of one of the main cities in the South American country. Its architecture is characteristic of the 17th and 18th centuries.

San Francisco University Of Quito (Ecuador)

Spread over three different campuses. The main campus is located in Cumbayá, approximately 20 minutes from the city of Quito.

It is the only university in the world that has the Galapagos Institute of Arts and Sciences. In the Galapagos Islands, as well as another in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.

Central University Of Venezuela

It is the oldest university in Venezuela as it was created in Caracas in 1721. Its central campus was designed by the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and is considered a masterpiece of urban planning. Likewise, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000, and in it, it is possible to find murals and other works of art.

University Of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

It is the largest in Argentina and the second largest in the number of students in Latin America. Founded in 1821 and stands out for its 17th-century architecture, although it also has buildings with more modern designs. It mixes urban architecture and beautiful green areas.

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