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Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City

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Explore the only castle in North America to be inhabited by a reigning monarch at Chapultepec Castle. Perched atop a sacred Aztec hill at 2,325 m (7,628 ft) above sea level, the castle was first constructed in 1775 as the stately residence of a Spanish colonial figure, but it has served many functions under a handful of different rulers during its storied history. Today you can take a historical tour through the building, which also houses an anthropology museum. Afterward, take a few moments to appreciate the views over the capital city from atop the hill. Arrange to visit Chapultepec Castle and other attractions in Mexico City using our Mexico City itinerary planner.
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  • Visit to the Castle I was lucky that presented a concert by soprano mesosoprano and pianist was excellent, apart from the interesting and beautiful which is to make the tour of the Castle, I recommend it is worth
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  • As proud Mexicans we should visit our Palace with the children. It has clean bathrooms, speaks of the culture and our history and has a beautiful view.
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  • This castle has a lot of Mexico's history embebed into it. It's walls, floors and windows talk about the story of this country. The castle is beautiful and you have great views of the city from the to...  more »
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  • An 19th-century castle with rich history, which has seen battle and had been a residence for important figures and events in Mexican history. It's currently in great shape, has several interesting exhibitions, a lush garden, some rooms are preserved as if their royal residents might enter at any minute, and the spectacular view from the balcony gives you an idea of how the huge city grew over time. Be aware, it's very important to come early! They start asking people out at 16, and you will need at least 3 hours to walk up the hill and adequately enjoy the Castle. It's best to come no later than noon.
  • Well worth the hike and 70 pesos entrance fee. Note that if you're coming from the Chapultepec metro station the signage to the castle isn't great. (Direction signs point to everything except Castillo.) The entrance path begins at the north east side of the hill. The castle is a bit of a maze, and while it's not well marked, the employees are happy to let you know when you're going the wrong way. The rooftop garden is particularly spectacular.
  • This place is by far one of the most impressive centers of national pride, art, and architecture. I have been to some of the castles and royal palaces in France and Spain, and this one ranks right up there with European spatial grandeur. Mexico's past is deeply interwoven with this place, and it's future is very visible on the Paseo de la Reforma. Definitely a visit for locals and tourists alike.
  • This place has a lot of things to see. It has a great view of the city. There's so much history. The castle is amazing.
  • Very nice place to visit. Starts with a long scenic uphill walk. The palace grounds are very pretty with great views and a nice garden. The castle itself is not overwhelming but has a lot of history, art, clothing, furniture etc. All displays are in Spanish only so brush up! Also you cannot bring drinks, even water, inside so drink it on the long walk up!

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