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Visiting Museo Soumaya in Mexico City
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Located at Nuevo Polanco, Museo Soumaya is the iconic symbol of Mexico City. This private museum works as a non-profit organization comprising of two buildings in it, Plaza Loreto and Plaza Carso. Featuring more than six thousand art and works from thirty centuries, it is the most visited museum of Mexico.

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Explore all eras at Museo Soumaya

Explore all eras at Museo Soumaya

collection

collection

Museu Soumaya consists of an extensive array of art pieces. The mesmerizing ancient European works from the fifteenth to the twentieth century always blows the mind of the viewers. It highlights the largest collection of coins of the pre-hispanic and colonial period and sculptures by Auguste Rodin. 'Madonna of the Yarnwinder” is the most valuable artwork in the collection of Museo Soumaya. Portraits, paintings, and landscapes are the widely depicted themes of Soumaya. The museum presents the first academic work of Robin and artworks of other controversial painters. The pre-hispanic art of Mesoamerica features the masks, sulls with epigraphs, clay figurines, and incense burners. Visitors greatly adorn the graphics and documentary work of Royal Expeditions of Antiquities of New Spain. Holding the works of Italian, French, Spanish, Flemish and German artists in the styles of Gothic, Baroque, Mannerism, and Renaissance makes the museum unique, fascinating and magnificent.

plaza loreto

plaza loreto

Plaza Loreto is the heritage building by 'The International Council on Monuments and Sites'.It consists of four separate rooms with different themes exhibiting the age of Rodin, European and Mexican landscapes, Mexican calendars and temporary exhibitions.Featuring more than fifty works of Klaes Molenear, Pierre Antoine Demachy, and some other artists. Plaza Loreto is the most famous section of Museo Soumaya.

plaza carso

plaza carso

Plaza Carso is a six-storey building which is covered with sixteen thousand hexagonal aluminum tiles. Designed by Fernando Romero, the building is the prime attraction of the city. It consists of a narrow entrance, a large white gallery and open rooftop with a restaurant. The museum has a library and auditorium with a seating capacity of three hundred and fifty people. The building has a unique architectural structure, and each floor of it is different in shape. The flooring is designed with high-quality marbles imported from Greece. Plaza Carso is famous for its giant unique structure with unique exhibitions.

art galleries

art galleries

Museo Soumaya is known for its unique paintings, antique artworks, European masterpieces, and excellent Mexican works. It features the artworks, pictures, and portraits from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, from impressionism to the avant-garde, and from ancient art to the contemporary modernized artworks. This six-storey behemoth holds an extensive collection by Tintoretto, Salvador Dali, Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Bartolome Esteban Murillo and many other renowned French impressionists. 'Madonna of the Yarnwinder” is the most adorable artwork in the collection of the museum. The reliquaries, miniatures, small format paintings and ivory artworks are made in wax, oil, carvings and metal sheet. Holding the works of Italian, French, Spanish, Flemish and German artists in the styles of Gothic, Baroque, Mannerism, and Renaissance makes the museum unique, fascinating and magnificent.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets online through this website. It avails the best discounts and offers.

How To Get Around?

Mexico City offers multitudinous of modes to travel. You can take metros, taxis, metro buses, buses, trolley bus, turibus, and cabs. Metros and subways are the fastest means to move at a reasonable fare. You can take the subway to Metro Polanco and from there grab the bus towards Periferico. Get off in FFCC de Cuernavaca and you will be at your destination spot. Moreover, turibus is nice to choose. It is a double-decker bus perfect for sightseeing. If you want to have a comfortable ride, then you may hire self-driven vehicles.

What Should I Wear?

You can pack capris, trousers, denim, bell bottoms along with casual button-downs and cotton tops. Moreover, the long breezy dress will look fabulous with stylish accessories. Flip-flops, shoes and flat sandals will provide you comfort. Cotton leggings and tees offer leisure in summer months. If you are planning to tour in winters, then do not forget to have layers and jackets.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit the museum from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm from Sunday to Friday. Visiting time gets extended on Saturdays. Museo Soumaya remains open till 8:00 pm. Avoid planning the trip on school holidays as it may get a huge crowd. Tuesday is the weekly off for the museum, so prefer all days to visit. However, the months from December to April offer you the pleasant climatic conditions with moderate temperature and a cool breeze to explore this destination spot.

Currency

Mexican Peso

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website guides you with complete info about the trip.

How To Get There?

You can reach Mexico City by flight, bus, car or train. Mexico City International Airport serves various airlines to travel. You can board the flight for this airport. Buses and taxis are available for the remaining journey. Moreover, trains are also well connected with the national cities.

Additional Info

Try to book the tickets online as it will save your time and money. Do not carry eatery and drinks. You will get restaurants and cafes inside the Museo Soumaya. But it is forbidden to consume food and beverages inside the exhibition halls. Do not touch or climb on objects. Help the museum department to keep it safe. Plan your trip well according to the activities scheduled. Laptops, cameras, and cell phones are allowed in the Museum. Museo Soumaya prohibits monopods, tripods, flashes or photography. The museum restricts smoking, food items, drinks, large baggage, photographs, pen, marker, chewing gums in the galleries. Be aware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables and belongings.

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