Mexico City’s Soumaya Museum is Truly Breathtaking, Both Inside and Out

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Mexico City is a true paradise for art lovers and museum dwellers since it’s home to numerous museums that celebrate the country’s rich cultural heritage. And the most popular art institution in the country is Soumaya Museum, with an attendance of approximately a million annual visitors.

Soumaya Museum will draw you in before you even enter thanks to its curving modern building designed by Fernando Romero. Its façade is covered with 16,000 hexagonal mirrored-steel elements, and it’s one of the most astounding wonders of modern architecture in the entire city.

Things only get more amazing once you step inside because Soumaya Museum houses a collection of over 66,000 works of art. It was founded by one of the world’s richest men, Carlos Slim, who named it after his late wife Soumaya Domit.

Soumaya features a pretty impressive collection by European old masters and modern artists, ranging from Auguste Rodin to Salvador Dalí, but many Mexican artists are also featured. The museum is located in Mexico City’s Nuevo Polanco neighborhood, and you can visit it every day between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., free of charge.