PLAZA LORETO

Plaza Loreto

Museo Soumaya at Plaza Loreto was founded in 1994. It is located on land that belonged to the encomienda of the conquistador Hernán Cortés in the sixteenth century, where a flour mill was subsequently installed by his son Martín Cortés. The land was put to various uses over the years, until a paper factory was built on it in the nineteenth century. In 1906 it received the name of Fábrica de Papel de Loreto y Peña Pobre, under the direction of Alberto Lenz. A fire destroyed most of the installations in the 1980s and operations were moved to the state of Tlaxcala. This allowed Grupo Carso to undertake an urban transformation project in the 1990s, converting the ruins of the former paper factory into what is now the southern Mexico City location of Museo Soumaya.

 

Exhibits

Room 1 – temporary – 50 Años Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso.Fundación Carlos Slim

Room 2 – temporary – México siglo XIX

Rooms 3 and 4 – permanent – Mexican Calendars

Room 4 - temporary - Sección Amarilla

Room 5 – temporary – Espíritus en piedra. Occidente mesoamericano

Plaza Loreto

Museo Soumaya at Plaza Loreto was founded in 1994. It is located on land that belonged to the encomienda of the conquistador Hernán Cortés in the sixteenth century, where a flour mill was subsequently installed by his son Martín Cortés. The land was put to various uses over the years, until a paper factory was built on it in the nineteenth century. In 1906 it received the name of Fábrica de Papel de Loreto y Peña Pobre, under the direction of Alberto Lenz. A fire destroyed most of the installations in the 1980s and operations were moved to the state of Tlaxcala. This allowed Grupo Carso to undertake an urban transformation project in the 1990s, converting the ruins of the former paper factory into what is now the southern Mexico City location of Museo Soumaya.

 

Exhibits

Room 1 – temporary – 50 Años Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso.Fundación Carlos Slim

Room 2 – temporary – México siglo XIX

Rooms 3 and 4 – permanent – Mexican Calendars

Room 4 - temporary - Sección Amarilla

Room 5 – temporary – Espíritus en piedra. Occidente mesoamericano