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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  • The gardens are amazing! We had a tour guide so we got some good history. The terrace is stunning for some great photos as well! The hill steep so wear good walking shoes!  more »
  • What can I tell you about this emblematic and imposing place. You can tour its museums, the view of its surroundings from the Top Very Good Experience. but the best Oninion You Have, don't stop visiting him.
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  • Worth the visit. The view from above is very nice, the place is well maintained and if you have the opportunity to go to a concert it is also worth a lot *warm because it blows a lot of air despite the vines.
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  • Words can't describe this immense castle. Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to spend a few hours here! Entry is pretty cheap, then you must walk up a pretty steep hill for about six to seven minutes. Once you reach the top, you'll be amazed at how beautiful and ridiculously huge the castle is. Explore the multiple rooms and outdoor sections that often give you beautiful views of the city, large paintings, and regal vibes. Bring a camera and be ready for great photo opportunities! I highly recommend this place if you are ever in Mexico City and are looking for activities to do!
  • This is a beautiful historical building that became significant during the war with the United States. It also served to house presidents and monarchs (yes, it's that old). The building is well preserved including some bedrooms to show you the way it was set up and who lived there. Some parts have been restored but it keeps the original look.
  • Great experience. Beautiful castle. Loved the ceiling murals and other art. It's a long walk to the top but definitely worth it. There were a lot of fascinating exhibits that showcased how the castle looked throughout its history. The views from the castle balconies were remarkable. There's a lot to do in the vicinity of the castle so plan for a full day of entertainment.
  • It is on the top of a small mountain from where You can see the entire city view. March April is the best time to visit as the city is covered with purple trees and hence the view of the city looks spectacular. Also, the castle has a historical museum with beautiful views of castle itself. Worth visiting place.
  • Very complete exhibit about the history of the Mexican Republic. The furnishings and outfits of the Spanish colonial era are interesting as well. The building and the grounds are fascinating. Check out the grand stairway in the main entrance, it is not supported from the floor and stands by its own design. The views are also spectacular.
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