Museo De SoumayaCurrently Closed
- Address: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Ampliación Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11529 Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Mexico City
- Timings: 10:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Family And Kids, Sculpture
Museo De Soumaya - Review
Museo De Soumaya - A Museum in Mexico City, Mexico. In India, a king built his beloved the TajMahal. A similar sentiment applied here when one of the world’s richest men, Carlos Slim Helu, commissioned this startling structure in memory of his departed wife. This is one of the largest private collections in the world, valued at roughly three quarters of a billion. It has the greatest collection of sculptures of its kind in Latin America.The museum’s unique structure itself is a fascinating sight.Though critics have derided he collection for valuing quantity over quality, you won’t find the visitors complaining, especially when they’re allowed to get up close and personal with the exhibits.
Museo De Soumaya Information
- Photography is allowed without flash.
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95% of people who visit Mexico City include Museo De Soumaya in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
32.7% of people start their Museo De Soumaya visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Museo De Soumaya
94.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museo De Soumaya
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Museo De Soumaya, Mexico City Reviews
I am giving this 5 stars, but it needs some context. I applaud CDMX for supporting the Arts and elevating the culture further by offering stunning Rodin replicas. The Gates of Hell was pretty impressive. But it all felt a bit short of a world-class museum. For example, there are ill-placed walls that obstruct the viewing of some the Impressionist Painters. Or maybe the paintings weren't in the best spots, but overall it is an impressive museum that locals and tourist seem to adore. I see it as a platform for something greater.
Unbelievable building construction. Great museum, great collections on each floor. The first & top floor leaves a lot of people speechless! Problems- circulation around space isn't very clear and just a warning. Only drawback was that every description was only in Spanish and hence makes it very tough for non Spanish readers to get thoroughly involved. It's completely Free entry!!!
One of my favorite places in Mexico City. The design of the building inside and out is inspiring. The building houses the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of France. There is a whole floor dedicated to religious (Christian) art, which features Juan Gonzalez paintings using mother of pearl. I went during the Vlaminck exhibit, which not only introduced me to the artist, but made me an instant fan. This is in a nice part of town as well. Decent restaurants in the upscale mall nearby. Definitely check it out if you are only in MX for a few days.
Outside you’ll be stunned by the beauty of the architecture! The Soumaya is free entry but they do ask that all liquids and lighters be checked with attendants. Backpacks are permitted but must be warn frontwards on your chest. My suggestion would be to take the elevators located next to the gift shop and start and the top. Take the spiral ramp as you proceed to the lower levels
I'm not at all a museum enthusiast. I enjoyed this one very much. I will hold Soumaya Museum as a standard for other museums. The art displays are very nice. Free admission. Even the bathrooms are awesome. Don't take my word for it.