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. Make your Mexico City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This sight is currently closed with no date set to reopen. But it’s located in a park that is great and worth seeing. It’s also a museum within the park with a great monument. But like I said as of...  more »
  • A must-see when you visit Ciudad de Mexico. A jewel of art and architecture! Go with plenty of time, as you will love it!  more »
  • This is the only true imperial castle in the Americas - enough said. The building and its grounds are superb, not to mention the view of the city. The history museum inside is one of the city's...  more »
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  • Beautiful views and fantastic history museum. The museum interpretation is mostly in Spanish but the palace is beautiful and worth the long but not steep walk up the hill. The views alone are worth it. Note that the palace is divided into three not connected sections each with its own staircase so you may have to hunt around to get to each top floor. The farthest one has the little tower and a gorgeous garden. Don’t miss the massive mural room.
  • Gorgeous castle. Loved the exhibits in English about the different rooms and what they were used for. Wished more of it was in English though. Loved the garden on the roof. Loved the view of the city from the back of the castle. Definitely worth checking out if you're into castles.
  • This is a must if visiting Mexico City. The castle is extraordinary, lots of history and impressive historical items. The grounds are clean and perfectly kept. Fantastic views! The staff is nice and the tickets are cheap. The walk up hill to the ticket booth can be difficult for some people. Overall, it’s a great place to visit!
  • Well above the city buildings is a spectacular view of Mexico City, Mexico. Most of the items are from the original pieces dating fat back as the early 1700s. These pics I found to be breath taking in wonder how so many earthquakes and the magnitudes could this still be standing today. These pics were constructed in pure marble blocks dating in the early 1400s to 1500s. The carriages were dated and used in the 1800s to the 1900s.
  • There is a line on weekends to buy tickets, but moves relatively fast. Only the person buying the tickets need to be in line; while the rest of your party can explore the outdoor market of park. There’s a long walk up to the castle but it is not steep and there were many grandparents making the trip. The castle has many rooms you can look into and most of the plaques providing information are in English and Spanish. There are restrooms, difficult to find, upstairs and towards the back right hand side of the castle. The views are unique and worth the trip.

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