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Museo Soumaya, Mexico City

(4.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
Step into the strikingly structured Museo Soumaya, a museum tracing 300 years of artistic history, including Mesoamerican sculpture, 20th-century Mexican work, as well as famous western works only viewable here, making up a collection of over 65,000 pieces. Admire paintings from such artists ad Dali and Van Gogh, sculpture by Rodin, and the buildings amazing architecture designed by Fernando Romero. Be aware there are no refreshments or snacks available, though there are some places to eat in the surrounding area, so plan accordingly for this. To visit Museo Soumaya and get the most from your holiday in Mexico City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Mexico City travel itinerary maker.
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  • Spectacular location, very nice and interesting, totally recommended to learn, works of art in ivory, paintings, ancient coins, etc. Excellent site to meet all those who come to mexico and enjoy the art. Must place in the city
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  • Wonderful Museum. Visit it without taboos about the owner, it is free and allows you to get close to a good collection of art, and not only remain in private collections. Take many pictures and enjoy it
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  • I really expected to like this museum is a flashy design that is uninviting (the entrances is small and not obvious), the collection looks to be driven by the desire to corner the market on several st...  more »
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  • It's very nice and the best of all, It's free! You can see many years of art and discover unique pieces! Best of all, is near another good places like Plaza Carso Mall, cinemas, supermarkets, Jumex museum and Inbursa Aquarium.
  • Muy nice... Y súper entretenido... Maravillosos cuadros y esculturas!!!
  • This is a must go for architecture and history buffs. The 16,000 hexagonal tiles that coat the exterior make up for a truly sci-fi mesmerizing structure. The interior holds one of the world's largest Rodin bronze statue collections and paintings from many time periods, featuring Van Gogh, Renoir, el Greco and Rembrandt. Oh, and it is free forever! Lots of good restaurants and malls are less than a 5 minute walk.
  • Don't waste your time, terrible expeirence. I have been to many museums and I have never had such an unpleasant experience. I went out of my way to visit this museum during my visit in Mexico city and I regret it. I was approached by an extremely rude security guard when I was photographing the interior of the museum, he told me I wasn't allowed to take photos unless it was of the art, there are absolutely no signs that states this, when I asked his name he refused to give it to me and after I approached another guard the girl and asked for the guys name and again was denied, then I asked to speak with the head of security and was told that he wasn't available the second guard, a female, started laughing as if it were a joke. These people are the most disrespectful employees I have ever encounter in any museum, and in no museum have I ever been denied to photograph the structure, If in fact this isn't allowed in that museum they should invest in putting the appropriate signs. Don't waste your time here, Mexico city has many more museums that are far more interesting and you won't have to leave with a bitter taste. Would give it no stars but thats not an option. Avoid this museum!
  • Size of the museum will fool you as there are 5 different floors of art gallery. Really impressive!