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“Highly undereatimated” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya
Blvd Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303 | Col Ampliacion Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City 11529, Mexico
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Ranked #28 of 401 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Highly undereatimated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This museum was byilt to honor Carlos Slim's late wife Soumaya, who was an art history major. It is an amazing building housing Slim's private colection as well as some pieces donated from other Mexican families.
The museum has no theme (classic, modern, etc) but it really doesn't matter because it givea you the opportunity to appreciate at least one piece from all the mayor artists: Van Gogh, El Greco, Renoir, Dali, Miro, Rodin, Siqueiros, Rivera, etc...
I should also mention it is free... Great use of a couple of hours!

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“They should charge for admission”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I'd happily pay to enter this beautiful museum. That they do not charge admission is admirable, though, given the museum's mission to bring art to the masses. Go here for the architecture alone: you'll find a building that is literally sparkling away in the middle of a typical Mexican neighbourhood. It's a sight to be seen. I also enjoyed the natural light inside of the museum and found the interior layout very easy to navigate. Even if you don't usually enjoy art, you'll find this museum to be worth a pitstop.

Visited November 2012
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“Interesting and FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Admission if free! There is not an admission fee to this museum. The museum's architecture is stunning. Beautiful and unique exterior. The interior is equally as interesting. Well thought out design and use of natural light. Wide range of art and historical pieces ranging several periods. It was located near a high end shopping center, which is convenient for things to do before/after visiting the muesum. There is a taxi stop a block from the museum - so it was safe and easy to get a taxi.

Visited May 2013
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“Most unusual architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

It is worth going to see for the architecture alone - most interesting (Guggenheim - Gehry-esque on the inside - outside. We started from the top down, at the Rodin (& other sculptors) "garden" - incl. some great Dali pieces. There's a lot to digest - prehispanic to modern - but not as much as I was expecting, which makes it quite do-able in an afternoon, not on the scale of some of DF's other museums, interestingly. Very nice though, a good cross- section of Mexican and European artists.
However, it would be great if they could have more English labelling. It's a classy place, destination-type gallery, but to attract an international audience that really want to understand the works there, it really needs that.
If you are fluent in Spanish though, it is brilliant!

Visited June 2013
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“loved this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I went to Soumaya 2 days ago and loved every single thing of it.
the 6 floors were amazing, my favorite was the Chinese part with the ivory and everything.
Worth visiting completely if you enjoy art.
and its for free

Visited June 2013
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