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Museo Soumaya

Address: Blvd Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303 | Col Ampliacion Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City 11529, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-5-5163731
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Ranked #23 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: This museum explores the role of art and culture in human life and includes art by such luminaries as the French sculptor Rodin.

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oakland, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is an absolutely fabulous newer art museum in Mexico City. It is definitely a "must see" world class museum. The art collection is wonderful, particularly the top floor which is chock full of incredible sculptures. Lower floors have fascinating collections of Mexican and Western art. The architecture is stunning, especially from the outside. Highly recommended. Would love to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Carlos Slim Foundation has created a museum that is amazing. The top floor, filled with more Dali than Barcelona and more Rodin than Paris, is an amazing light filled space that is architecturally dramatic. To stand among these sculptures is powerful. Not to be missed, even if you can only spend time on this one floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Amazing building, collection not so much. The many redundant Rodin sculptures were kind of boring frankly. But the new building makes up for it. Hit the new Jumex Museum and these two plus lunch will make for a nice Polanco day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I'm sure if you're extra passionate about art you might disagree, but I didn't like the museum that much. It might be worth the hour or two it takes, but only if you really are into it and don't have anything else planned. The building itself is quite beautiful though. Also, go to the aquarium (it's right next to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Many people should take a moment to enjoy all kind of arts on this amazing museum. Dalí, Rodin, Camile Claudete, Goya, Siqueiros, etc. a new "must visit" place in the city.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Soumaya Museum is an homage to the late wife of mr. Slim and a real treasure. The building is one of a kind on the outside. A little hard to get there by public transport, maybe a station should be built and named after Soumaya. The collection reminded us of a museum as it once was meant to be:... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This museum has a lot going for it. 1) Super rich benefactor - Carlos Slim 2) Free admission 2) Unique architecture All these things make the Museo Soumaya definitely worth a visit. However, it does have some negatives. First, the collection is so, so. All the major artists are represented, but with what one might describe as lesser known works.... More

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Just wow. The personal collection of Slim;s wife is just breathtaking. Great assorted art and for free! The building itself is a sight to be had. From Monet, to Dali, to Rivera, and renaissance art, this museum has a bit of everything. Visiting expos are hit or miss thou.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This museum is famous because it's opened by one of the richest man in the world. The museum is free. The architecture of the building is awesome and the interior design is superb! How did I get there: I took a metro to station Polanco and I walked all the way there, It's quite a distance but you can see... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a definite must see in Mexico City. Collections of work from around the world and all for free. When I visited there was an amazing selection of competition winners on the ground floor. I never take pictures in a gallery but that was an area where I could have broken my personal rule. There is a lot to... More

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