Soumaya Museum – Plaza Loreto

An old paper factory called Loreto and Peña Pobre was turned, in 1994, into a museum space which displays a rich collection of art belonging to Carlos Slim’s personal collection.

The space had other uses, but in the nineties, Grupo Carso undertook recovery work within the factory’s ruins and they created the Plaza Loreto shopping center and the Soumaya Museum.

The museum has five halls. Hall 1 deserves special attention because it houses the Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso, which exhibits a careful selection of historic documents: the Plan de Ayala signed by Emiliano Zapata, the Tratados de Córdoba and other documents from Hidalgo and Iturbide. The collection is made up of 81 thousand books, 18 of them are incunable, and a wide range of 700 documents.

Other spaces within the museum are divided into an exhibition called Calendarios Mexicanos; photographs, posters, portraits and landscapes from the pre-Hispanic era, traditional Mexico and the cinema is only some of what you can see here.

Images of Mexico through the gaze of Demetrio Bilbatúa. Cinematographic cameras, film roll and fragments of his documentaries breathe life into this exhibition. In this hall, you will also come across documents, newspapers, notes and photographs related to Venustiano Carranza.

The museum discourse concludes with the Stone Spirits, utilitarian and some decorative objects from the western Mesoamerican cultures are the hall’s protagonists.




Museo Soumaya Plaza Loreto, Rio de la Magdalena, Tizapán San Ángel, San Ángel, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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