Museo Soumaya, Mexico City

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Step into the strikingly structured Museo Soumaya, a museum tracing 300 years of artistic history, including Mesoamerican sculpture, 20th-century Mexican work, as well as famous western works only viewable here, making up a collection of over 65,000 pieces. Admire paintings from such artists ad Dali and Van Gogh, sculpture by Rodin, and the buildings amazing architecture designed by Fernando Romero. Be aware there are no refreshments or snacks available, though there are some places to eat in the surrounding area, so plan accordingly for this. Add Museo Soumaya to your Mexico City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mexico City road trip site.
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  • The best of the best! I was so happy to be able this amazing museum! Recommended for everyone! Reserve at least half day to visit it!  more »
  • The museum is filled with artefacts from all over the world. Collected by Carlos Slim and named after his late wife. Do take your time as there is so much to see.  more »
  • Huge fan! The best part is that is for free. If you think the building looks great from the outside, wait to go inside and start going up through all the artistic expositions. There's a locker area where you can put your bags in order to walk in the museum (also for free). My favorite one is the one at the very top: surrealism. Nice stop if you're visiting Mexico City.
  • Wow there's a lot in this museum. And it's free. Amazing. My favorite piece is the bronze casting of the "Gates of Hell" by Rodin. 20 ft tall, some much detail. Spent 30 minutes looking at it. You'll see it when you walk in. There are a number of floors with a wide incline ramp running along the walls all the way to the top floor. There are also elevators (which I didn't realize until I nearly arrived a the top). Very nice museum. Very beautiful building. I went around 1pm on a weekday in July. Only had to wait 15 minutes in the security line (behind a school group. Now that's a field trip I wish I would have gone one when i was a kiddo!). Thank you Carlos Slim! This museum in honor of your late wife is an absolute treasure and the best memorial anyone could have.

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