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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  • dr dirk laren
    Laren, The Netherlands548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive collection, however a bit looking like a warehouse ….
    … the overall setting is impressive, wide entrance with the master piece from Rodin just at the end. The museum would deserve more focus, the works are presented in a cumulative, not intuitive way. Could be also perceived as charming finding a Picasso in the middle of the exposition. The top floor with all the Rodins and many other master pieces fron Degas etc again looks impressive, but equally a bit like a warehouse. A pitty. Great to mention that entrance is for free providing access to everyone who enjoys art
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 18, 2023
  • srvctraveler
    Denver, Colorado65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating collection. Great outing on a Monday
    We went to museo soumya because most of the major museums were closed on a Monday. We were glad we did. It's an odd but fascinating collection in a gorgeous building and beautifully presented. The first floor is a collection of high quality robotic reproductions of famous works of European art - pieta, David, Moses etc. It's odd to think about having these reproductions so prominent, but Slim brought to Mexico City artwork that most people will never get to see. The rest of the museum collection is truly remarkable and eclectic. A large exhibit on the history of communication technology that is very enjoyable and thought provoking. There are floors of European and Mexican art that contain an enormous collection of second tier and early works by famous artists and nice pieces from second tier artists working at the same time. It's cool to see some early works and drafts from breughel, rodin, Manet, Picasso etc. Essentially, there are few "outstanding" single pieces, but taken together, the collection is astounding. We passed a very engaging few hours here. And it's free!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • MWG12
    Leonia, New Jersey248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting art museum.
    This is a really interesting museum. The collection is very broad and interesting. I think that the people who wrote that there is too much « filler » are not used to spending the substantial part of the day in an art museum. Of course, this is Mexico and the highlights concern Mexican art but there are significant works by Rodan and other European artists, It is also free. And the building in which the museum is located is also very interesting, reminiscent of the Guggenheim,
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Kevin C
    Dallas, Texas47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful and surprising museum in Mexico City!
    Museo Soumaya is a wonderful museum in Mexico City and I highly recommend a visit if you're in the city. The building itself is worth a visit for its architecture but the art collection is more than I expected. Paintings and sculptures from very well known artists including three pieces by Vincent van Gogh. I went on a Monday morning and had no wait to enter and there was no entrance fee.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Jaya M
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soumaya Museum
    A must see! Free admission. Paintings and sculptures by masters. You could see Da Vinci, Rodin, Diego, Monet, Dali etc under one roof. Beautiful building with 6 floors of cultural gems. Very well maintained with friendly but strict staff, better not go close to the art. Con: Only one. No descriptions or brochures in English. I could not read and understand descriptions as they were only in Spanish.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 19, 2024
  • kleic
    San Antonio, Texas1,070 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a Little Overwhelming
    There is so, so much art in here! And weirdly that's the problem. It's like three museums worth of art got mashed into one museum. Given that it's free and there's a lot of amazing work to see here from across continents and centuries, I shouldn't complain but I found it overwhelming and weirdly claustrophobic. My advice: go during the week and ground yourself in the idea that you're going to be seeing a huge amount of art without very much curation. And then go ... there's definitely something for everyone!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 6, 2024
  • TOURtheWORLDMexPal
    United States2,319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive, is understatement.
    One recommendation, take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk the ramp to the sixth and start from there down to each floor. My best floor or section or category was the Communication (2nd floor) the collection is impressive by all means. Rodin collection is the best and most extensive outside Paris. It is free …. Yes, it is absolutely free of charge. 6600 pieces of artwork in 6 floors.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2024
  • Sheila
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Treasure Trove of Art and History
    I absolutely love Museo Soumaya and have visited numerous times! This museum is a standout, not only for its stunning architecture but also for its impressive and diverse art collections. On my recent visit, I was particularly captivated by Gabriel García Márquez's original manuscript of "One Hundred Years of Solitude." The breadth of the collections, which range from masterpieces by Rodin and European old masters to significant Mexican artists and even rare historical manuscripts, is truly fascinating​. What makes Museo Soumaya even more exceptional is that it offers all of this for free. Yes, it's completely free to the public, which is incredibly generous. The museum's design is both innovative and welcoming, featuring a unique façade covered with 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles that shine brilliantly in the city's light​. The museum's environment is well-maintained, clean, and equipped with amenities like free Wi-Fi and air conditioning, making it a comfortable place to spend several hours. The staff is friendly and helpful, contributing to a pleasant visit every time. I must extend my gratitude to Carlos Slim for creating such a magnificent place that makes art accessible to everyone. If you have the chance to visit Mexico City, do not miss the opportunity to explore Museo Soumaya. It's an enriching experience that you won't forget.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2024
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SDS769
Brooklyn, NY376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited this museum on a Monday and it is the only one open on that day. The building is impressive and reminds me of the Guggenheim in NYC. The collection was varied and featured LOTS of minor works by major artists. I expected to see more Latin American art. I was VERY disappointed by the gift shop which offered a very limited selection. Worth an hour long visit and it's free! Then recommend having lunch at Nobu in Polanco which is nearby.
Written March 8, 2020
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Brian B
Los Angeles, CA139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • 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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howardxp1
New York City, NY422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Of course the design had me curious. It’s similar to the Guggenheim in NYC internally as you wind your way up by going around and around to each floor. Looking from the outside doesn’t look like that though.
The exhibits are varied which makes it so nice. Paintings, sculptures, coins and currency, lots of antique phones, phonographs, watches and other time pieces and more!

It’ll keep you busy for an hour or two.
There’s also a Costco right across the street with all the same products as ones in the States.
A modern shopping mall as well.

Won’t be disappointed. I think the museum was free as well.
Written March 5, 2020
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • 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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Travel Magic
Honolulu, HI61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
In May 2019, I ventured to visit the Museo Soumaya. I was blown away by everything about the experience. This $70 million, is free and open to the public. iT was great to see so many local students and people visiting along with me. No need for tickets and the line was rather quick.

This museum houses some of Carlos Slims's private art collection. The architecture is stunning, the museum is made of 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles and has no windows. The building itself is art!

I would recommend starting at the top of the museum and working you way down. It is similar in design like the Guggenheim in NYC in that you walk in a spiral. The art work is amazing - one of the largest collections of Rodin outside of France, coins collections, Mexican artists, the great masters of Europe, and beautiful artifacts from all over the world. The museum has something for everyone, not to mention one of the most beautiful marble bathrooms with floral arrangements.

The one downside, if you are looking for a great gift shop this is not the place. I would also say the museum cafe was rather basic. But when you are in Mexico City there are so many great food options all over the city.
Written January 12, 2020
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Suzanne T
Oaxaca, Mexico396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you are interested in or already love the art of the Mexican muralists, European Gothic to Salvador Dalí and Juan Míro, Asian art then this is a wonderful place for you! It's too much to see in one day as it's so rich in art but it's organized so well you can pick and choose the floors to visit.

Everyone recommends taking the elevator to the top and walk down. The top is stunning as all the sculptures, primarily Rodin, are flooded with sunlight. The section focused on Mexican artists is especially valuable in focusing on important artists like Martinez, often over looked, and includes Diego Rivera's last mural...all done in mozaics as well as the sketch and a slide show on his Nightmare of War, Dream of Peace mural that disappeared.

And instead of eating in the museum, I had a great lunch in the white tents on the street in front of the museum. $1.00 a taco and they are delicious and you get to sit down!
Written January 13, 2020
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mahinojo
Mexico City, Mexico50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Carlos Slim museum is named Soumaya, as his lost wife, and it's a homenage for the spirit. If the building is amazing, the collections inside are not less. The permanent art it´s a little bit eclectic with some Rodin sculptures, drawings from great masters and Mexican art, but the temporal exhibits use to be unusual in the city. Take your time to visit the area, because you also will find the Jumex Museum in front Soumaya's, and a extraordinary aquarium. Enjoy your day.
Written January 26, 2020
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Isabela Torezan
Londrina, PR17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The museum is huge and the building is awesome. The entrance is free and you can see lots of famous works of art, including many Rodin sculptures. The only problem is the restaurant, which offers bad food with no vegetarian options.
Written January 2, 2020
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Mike G
Providence, RI5,634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
At bit out of the way in the Polanco neighborhood but really worth the effort. Open on Monday when the official museums are closed and free - this collection of one Mexican oil baron is unbelievable e.g. hundreds of sculptures featuring Rodin and a huge personal art collection to satisfy whatever your taste happens to be e.g. at least a hundred or so smallish Renoirs. And they recently added a full scale version of Rodin’s Gates of Hell.
And of course the buildings architecture is stunning. Don’t miss this place.

Written February 17, 2020
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REMReviews
New York City, New York60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The best part is looking at the building from outside — weird, fun shape covered in aluminum scales like an armadillo. The firt floor has some great pieces — a cast of Rodin’s Thinker and monumental Gates of Hell, and a Rivera mural. But upstairs are very personal, particular collections of high end stuff (gramophones, models) and religious paintings, which were disappointing to me. But it’s small and manageable.
Written March 1, 2020
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