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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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  • Para llegar al castillo tienes que entrar al parque. Es una caminata que la pued s hacer solo como en familia o amigos. Mucha gente corre en este parque, siempre hay gente local y extranjeros. El cast...  more »
  • First, you should know that if the tram is not working it is a long walk. There is no water to buy once you start up the hill. We went on December 28th. This was a mistake. It was a week day and no tr...  more »
  • It was a great way to spend a morning and the castle is also a museum. It was beautiful and interesting. 
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  • Amazing views from up here. Beautiful castle inside and out. Located on the end of a gigantic public park and near some great museums. You could easily spend an entire day in this area.
  • Word of advice, get here early, and by early, I mean when they open. The Chapultepec Castle is very beautiful, with a stellar 360 degree view of the city through out the grounds. While I was leaving, I walked passed - what seems like - thousands of people trying to just get into the place.
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  • Historica castle with great views of the city and museum displays about the history of Mexico. It's actually the seat of the National Museum of History (Museo Nacional de Historia). There are some great murals. It's strange to think that the castle was taken by U.S. Troops in the battle of Chapultepec ("the Halls of Montezuma") during the Mexican-American War. It's worth the walk, but you can ride a trolley up the hill if you prefer.
  • This place is so breathtaking. Located in once a sacred hill of the aztecs, this castle has an amazing view overlooking Paseo de la reforma, The main avenue of the city. It takes a little effort to reach the castle but it really worth the effort!