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“a few gems but just try and find them” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya
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Mexico City Tour: Reforma Avenue and Polanco
Ranked #22 of 461 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“a few gems but just try and find them”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A monument to ego. An immoral waste of money. I can't call it bad taste because I see no taste at all. The building is amazing to look at, from the outside, but if you wonder "how can that possibly work as an art museum?" you'll discover inside that it doesn't. Five floors connected in a slightly Guggenheim way by ramps. Crowded. Confusing. The collection consists of anything available for purchase in the years Carlos Slim was buying. There is some great stuff, a few, but mostly it's the worst paintings of bad artists, and then a lot of bad artists that have no good stuff. And all displayed together without critical judgment, "cats and monkeys barbershop" (I'm not kidding) right next to a Breughal. At least admission is free. If you want a Renaissance Madonna and Child with a clock in the middle don't miss the gift shop.

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful design from the outside, full of treasures inside, Very spacious with several floors, I went in June 2014, they had Rodin and the best sculptures of Salvador Dali, it was unbelievable for me when I saw all the great pieces of art this museum has. Don't miss this opportunity

Visited June 2014
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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“Wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

While the architecture of the windowless building itself is amazing, we really enjoyed exploring each of the six floors. My favorite wasthe 6th, which has sculptures primarily by Dali and Rodin. Having been to the Anthopological Museum a few days before (absolutely amazing, can't recommend it enough!), we did skip some things. Allow a good 2-3 hours. There is nowhere to get food inside.

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san cristobal de las casas, chiapas, mexico
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“Among the best museums of the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have to be there to admire the spectcular architecture and the beauty ot the exibits. Grupo Carso, has added a new acuarium next to the museum so the adventure in more foun

Visited September 2013
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“Me encanta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Thank you my dear Slim for giving to Mexico such a place full of culture. I really love the district arround, and hope it will keep a high standard as it is right now! Viva Mexico!

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