Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City

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. Make your Mexico City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • I love this place! Although usually is crowded, but is wonderful, the view is spectacular, and the castle is beautiful. You have to visit it at least 1 time
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  • I was pulled off by security for being with a bottle of water. That's right, I couldn't enter. No charges ever come back.
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  • We walked from the main town to reach here (not a great idea... it's further than it looks) so highly recommend a taxi or Uber. Beautiful spot once you arrive with a fairly steep walk up the hill to t...  more »
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  • Very cool castle, definitely worth a visit if you're in Chapultepec! The murals and other artwork are really fascinating, and there is a lovely view from the balcony. Wear comfortable shoes and be aware that there's no food or water allowed inside.
  • A must see! The view from the castle is phenomenal - I think that the view itself is worth a visit. You'll walk up a shallow hill for about 10 minutes, so I would recommend not wearing heels. It is free for everyone on Sunday!
  • A must see in Mexico. It’s a beautiful museum with some amazing murals and art pieces. It has a great view of the city as well. There are no signs in English, get a guide.
  • Amazing experience. Amazed by the beauty of the Castle. You should try getting there early, the view is amazing due to the activity of the city. You should try visiting the castle as part of your morning run. I highly advice you make some exercise in the park or running up to the castle.
  • This is an outstanding monument to the history of Mexico City. The architecture is grand and elaborate. It is a place, rich with history, dating back to the time of the Aztecs. If you enjoy architecture and a great view of the city, you will love this landmark. It is a must-see while in Mexico City. At one point, this place was the Imperial residence of Maximillian the I of Mexico and his wife, Empress Carlota. It is a tribute to the great history of Mexico.
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