Museo Soumaya
Museo Soumaya
4.5
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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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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Brian B
Los Angeles, CA46 contributions
Couples
I really enjoyed the items on display. Not sure that tit said is was not worth the 100mx$ Uber (or even why he would do so when there’s such great public transport and bike rental options

We spend a good three hours. There were artists I had not heard of, and other big name ones

Price of entry was perfect too (it was free)

Definitely will return
Written April 10, 2022
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George S
Miami Beach, FL904 contributions
Friends
This is a very unique personal collection of the Mexican businessman Carlos Slim which is housed in a very impressive building. It is a varied and eclectic assembly of art and collectibles of all sorts. As for the art, it includes Spanish and colonial paintings, religious art and antiques, some old masters, classical and modern Mexican paintings and modern European works including nice sculptures of Rodins. and some other impressionists. There are also some nice Guardis and a Ribera and a Zubaran. Probably, the most interesting section for me were the carved ivories and bone from China, India and Europe. The other part of this collection are the many and varied collectibles including scientific instruments, telephones, phonographs, watches and clocks, fashions, miniatures , religious reliquary , medals, coins and currency. I gather Mr Slim was a fulsome collector.
Please note that this is a vast assemblage of “things” that interested him. This is not the Metropolitan, the Prado or the National Gallery — in other words, not all of the works are the best in their categories but nevertheless they are very interesting and worthy of exploration to suite one’s tastes.
There is no admission charge to this museum. I would recommend that, upon entering, you take the elevator to the top floor (there are six) and walk downward from the Rodin et al works to the lobby. It is much easier on the feet. I have been here three times in the last six months and always spent at least 2+ hours. The cafe is currently closed due to Covid. I most highly recommend visiting during your stay in CDMX.
Written April 20, 2022
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Sue H
Denver, CO1,447 contributions
What a gem of a museum! I loved the layout which was quite unusual. The "floors" are accessed by ramps and it made the museum seem less crowded than a more traditional layout. It has art and sculptures covering centuries from all over the world, including some very realistic reproductions of Michaelangelo's Pieta, Rodin's famous works, Ghiberti's bronze doors, and much more. We could easily have spent all day here. We walked a little over 2 km from the Polanco metro stop to get here but decided to take the closer (1.5 km) San Joaquin metro stop back to our AirBnB apartment. We visited on a Saturday and there was a line to get in, so plan accordingly if you come on a weekend. This amazing museum is free. We almost left it off our list because there are so many things to do in Mexico City, but if you love art this museum is a must.
Written February 26, 2022
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307dhirajb
Seattle, WA13 contributions
Family
The museum is architecturally stunning both on the outside and inside. The art on display was amazing. Very clean bathrooms as well. I recommend the cafe restaurant Eno that is right next to the museum for breakfast, lunch or coffee and snacks.
Written April 27, 2022
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Serenana
Canada52 contributions
Unfortunately the European Masters floor was closed for renovations so we will return another time. We saw many interesting pieces on the floor dedicated to Mexican art. But I would be happy to skip the rest. The sculptures would be more effective if strategically placed throughout the gallery. Having too many similar works jammed together in one space does not do them justice. Do visit the washroom. It is impressive.
Written April 18, 2022
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Nacho
Huatulco, Mexico14 contributions
Friends
It’s a spectacular building on the outside but very disappointing on the inside. Not much on display and about half of all the exhibits are ivory which I found morally reprehensible. However, the worst thing was the heavy handed policeman on the door. My wife was forced to put her eye against the laser scanner (more Covid nonsense) the policeman actually put his hand on the back of her head and pushed her eye against the scanner. After that is the security check point. They were unbelievably rude and treated us as though were were entering Guantanamo bay not a second rate museum. All in all not a great experience.
Written March 11, 2022
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John H
Los Angeles72 contributions
Solo
Surely must be one of most god-awful boring collections of random art on the planet. Go here only if you’re a fan of 18th/19th century Spanish religious paintings and intricately carved ivories that werw made by barbarically removing elephant tusks.
I’ve gone twice - hated it so much the first time that I went back, thinking I must have missed something.
Written September 26, 2021
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Ray H
Las Vegas, NV240 contributions
Part of the Carlos Slim Foundation, the museum is 100% free. You will not even find a donation box. This museum far exceeds the quality and quantity of the Museo de Bellas Artes. The building itself is remarkable, and once you get inside.....WOW! Plan to spend hours here, but if you have another day you can return for free and pick up where you let off. There are several of Diego Garcia's works there and they are not quite as communist-oriented as his murals at the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Unless you are into communism, skip Bellas Artes). I can't begin to describe all the various exhibits, but I can tell you even if it costs $20US to get in, you would not feel cheated. (Thankfully it is free..).

Start at the top and ramp your way down to the subsequent floors (unless you are a youngster full of energy). After you have worn yourself out checking out all the great exhibits, you can return to the entry floor. There you will find a really cool gift shop with very reasonable prices. There is even a little place to get food right there by the store.

I took a LOT of pictures, but will not add them here since others have beat me to it. When you are done, pop over to Costco and get a nice bottle of vino or Ta-kill-ya to take home with you.(Bring shopping bags; just like in the US, boxes only.
Written July 22, 2021
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Michael F
151 contributions
This is a very impressive art museum. It is a must see for not only art fans, but anyone visiting Mexico City.

The Rodin Collection is incredibly impressive. One of the original versions of the famous THE THINKER is there, as well as many more works of art. There is a wonderful collection of Spanish Baroque religious art. There is also a great collection of telephones and early machines.

The building itself is also very impressive and worth seeing.

It is free to enter and in a nice part of the city. Across the street is a famous shopping mall with a great food court on the third floor. Great museum to visit.
Written July 16, 2022
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Eduardo T
Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico36 contributions
An afternoon of culture in Mexico city. I went to the Soumaya museum where I would appreciate very nice and beautiful sculptures, specially the extensive collection of Rodin sculptures, paintings and ancient artefacts from Mexico and the world......!
The place, the museum itself, it is an impressive and architectural building with an excellent distribution and environment.
Written September 14, 2022
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