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Museo Soumaya

Blvd Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303 | Col Ampliacion Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City 11529, Mexico
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Ranked #29 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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Lanai, Hawaii
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145 reviews 145 reviews
57 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is home to the private art collection of Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim who's currently ranked as the world's richest man. There are about 60,000 works of art within the museum's multiple levels that include works by Picasso, da Vinci, Renoir, Chagall and Dali amongst others famous artists and some unknown which is common for private collections. This... More

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Kansas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see if you are Mexico City. The collections of art are beautiful and the building is amazing. You won't be disappointed.

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Benito Juarez, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've been at the most important museums on the world, Louvre, D'Orsay, NYM, etc. This one is not a big building, but has a very interesting collection in and interesting distribution of the art. You can see Rodin, Renoir, Ribera, Siqueiros, Kandinsky, Tamayo... a lot of very important Artist, also a huge collection of coins and other objects. I saw... More

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Mill Valley, California
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Shimmering mesh on the outside and stark white on the inside -- both sides stunning and stimulating. The collection is great and so easy to navigate. We started our visit on the top floor and wound our way down. This made our tour one of the best walks around a museum ever. Very easy to navigate and you never feel... More

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Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very modern, love it. The restaurant was really slow, so if you are in a rush consider other options. The food was delicious and for a good price.

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the museum that Carlos Slim donated his collection to. It includes a floor of Rodin's and Dali's sculptures included other floors with great exhibits. I would add to my list of musts while visiting Mexico City. The Jumex museum is across the way and worth a walk in while at this museum. While I may not be a... More

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Leon, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

That was the review of the NYTimes when that museum opened. I think is accurate. It has some very beautiful art works, specially some of the European middle ages, renaissance, mannerism and baroque; sadly as a museum it lacks of sense. If you are in the neighborhood, better to go the Jumex museum. If you want to see european collections... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The architecture is modern and unique outside, inside you can found a lot od Dali, Rodin and another art masters pieces. The entrance is free, the best art museum of Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This silver blob of a museum is probably one of the most architecturally interesting buildings I've been in. Very deceiving from the outside, the inside is a virtual spiral over 6 floors, each one with an eclectic collection from indigenous art to Rodin. Beautifully laid out and a wonderful venue for receptions. Open 7 days a week and free to... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The building is worth the detour for itself, so no risk to be disappointed. Then everybody should find something interesting in the exhibitions. As far as I am concerned I found them more and more interesting as I reached the higher levels. Unless you're fond of rows of bills and coins you can safely skip the first one ... then... More

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