Tlatelolco’s Cultural Center (CCU Tlatelolco) is a multidisciplinary complex that belongs to the Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). Among its many activities are the research, analysis publication and diffusion of topics related to art, history and the struggle for democracy and human rights.
The cultural center is housed in a twenty storey marble tower that was designed in 1950 by the Mexican architect, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez. The building has recently become a landmark in Mexico City, thanks to the intervention of the artist Thomas Glassford, who wrapped the building in a net of blue and red neon lights that when lit up at night, provide an abstract glow to the entire Northern area of the city.
The center is located next to the Three Cultures Plaza (Plaza de las Tres Culturas), where are found side by side iconic examples of pre-hispanic, colonial and modern architecture.
CCU Tlatelolco hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions. Also, it has a school of arts and an active program of music concerts, academic conferences and cinema festivals.
How to get here?
CCU Tlatelolco is located in Ricardo Flores Magón 1 Col. Nonoalco Tlatelolco CP. 06995 –it’s almost on the corner of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas-.
The one street (Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas) that passes the Palacio de Bellas Artes on the left and Garibaldi on the left. The road then goes through a tunnel and the CCU Tlatelolco is at the following crossroad (Ricardo Flores Magón)
Other routes include: Paseo de la Reforma and turn at Ricardo Flores Magón and the CCU Tlatelolco is on the following corner on the right; by subway Garibaldi and a short walk up Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas; or by subway Tlatelolco and walking over Eje 2 Norte, then turn right at Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, in the following corner turn left at Ricardo Flores Magón and on the left side is the cultural center.
If you are visiting us via Garibaldi subway, then you can walk by Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas or take the trolley bus north. The nearest trolley bus stop to the CCU Tlatelolco is called “Flores Magón”.
If you have a car, one option is to take Paseo de la Reforma and then turn right on the Cuitláhuac roundabout to take Ricardo Flores Magón, or you can drive all through Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas and turn right to take Ricardo Flores Magón avenue.