Museo Soumaya, Mexico City

4.5
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. Plan to see Museo Soumaya and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mexico City road trip site .
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  • I could not finish describing the emotions when visiting this enclosure, get ready to see a Rubens, a Fabergé egg, Toulouse Loutrec, Rivera, Siqueiros, etc. It was a dream for me and I didn't want to wake up.
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  • Very nice inside and out, exhibitions of the highest level and the best is free, at the level of European museums.
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  • The Soumaya Museum is a place that should be visited, admission is free, since far you see the imposing construction that in itself is already worth admiring, from the entrance one is amazed by the works that are there, Special mention deserves the colossal Puerta de l Hell, by Rodin, one of the eight that exist in the world, observing every detail of this great work takes us a long time if we want to decipher it, but seeing some details has surprised us by the amount of them. My recommendation to enjoy this museum is that after dedicating a few moments to the lower floor in the elevator we reach the highest floor, and go down slowly (there can be so many works) by the comfortable ramps, they will stay with memories indelible to have so many works so close. I must mention that the building deserves a little of its time, the plates with which it is built are to be admired.
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  • Huge fan! The best part is that is for free. If you think the building looks great from the outside, wait to go inside and start going up through all the artistic expositions. There's a locker area where you can put your bags in order to walk in the museum (also for free). My favorite one is the one at the very top: surrealism. Nice stop if you're visiting Mexico City.
  • Wow there's a lot in this museum. And it's free. Amazing. My favorite piece is the bronze casting of the "Gates of Hell" by Rodin. 20 ft tall, some much detail. Spent 30 minutes looking at it. You'll see it when you walk in. There are a number of floors with a wide incline ramp running along the walls all the way to the top floor. There are also elevators (which I didn't realize until I nearly arrived a the top). Very nice museum. Very beautiful building. I went around 1pm on a weekday in July. Only had to wait 15 minutes in the security line (behind a school group. Now that's a field trip I wish I would have gone one when i was a kiddo!). Thank you Carlos Slim! This museum in honor of your late wife is an absolute treasure and the best memorial anyone could have.
  • Hello guys, if you are visiting Mexico City, there is another place that you cannot miss: The Carlos slim Elu museum. It is a huge building that will tell you the story of the Mexican people within art. They have a lot of peace of art, the building itself is a master peace of art. It is an amazing place, very clean, with restaurant. You will be exited, by visiting this museum. I visited it with my wife in, till now, we are thinking about it. Make your plans guys! You will be surprised to see the amount of antiquities they have. It is a treasure! Make sure you bring comfortable sneakers because you will walk!
  • Top 20 museums to see before you go to the big museum in the sky. Magnificent structure. Free admission. Take elevator to 5th floor and walk up to the top where Rodin and friends are exhibited. Then start down. Great gift shop: quality selections, fair prices.
  • This modern building is beautiful from the outside and inside. There is no entry fees. I did not find anything interesting as I am not a big art lover. The place is filled with different sizes of statues and beautiful paintings.
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