The Museo Soumaya in Mexico City is a private museum owned by the Carlos Slim Foundation. It is named after the telecommunications mogul's late wife, Soumaya, who passed away in 1999. The museum's collection holds over 66,000 pieces of art. The greatest part of the collection is made up of European art dating from the 15th to the 20th century, but also contains Mexican art, religious relics, historical documents and coins.
Slim has said that the collection's emphasis on European art is to allow Mexicans who can not afford to travel with the opportunity to appreciate Europe's art.>
Soumaya's Two Locations:
Plaza Carso Location:
Address: Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra No. 303, Colonia Ampliación Granada
Phone: +52 55 4976 0173 and 4976 0175
Getting There: Nearby metro stations include Río San Joaquín (Line 7), Polanco (Line 7) or San Cosme (Line 2).
Services: Besides the exhibition areas, the museum also houses a 350-seat auditorium, a library, offices, a restaurant, gift shop, and a multi-purpose lounge.
Plaza Loreto Location:
Address: Av. Revolución y Río Magdalena –eje 10 sur– Tizapán, San Ángel
Phone: +52 55 5616 3731 and 5616 3761
Getting There: Nearby metro stations include Miguel Ángel de Quevedo (Line 3), Copilco (Linea 3), Barranca del Muerto (Line 7), or on the Metrobus: Doctor Gálvez.
- The largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of France
- Works by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joan Miró, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Claude Monet.
- The most expensive piece in the collection is da Vinci’s Madonna dei Fusi (Madonna of the Yarnwinder).