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Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Is beautiful. Only if you want to enter the Castle you must arrive early, because rows are very long. In the vicinity are many kiosk sales of food and Mexican handicrafts. A spectacular place.
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  • This is a must see location if you're in Mexico City. The castle is beautiful and there's plenty to see, from exhibitions to breathtaking views. I highly recommend it! Aside from the castle the locati...  read more »
  • It is essential to understand the history of this fascinating country. If you're Spanish, it's something absolutely mandatory. The history of this country is ours. It is fascinating to discover the history of the Emperor Maximilian. An excellent and didactic Museum. Great views of the city.
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  • Located on top of a hill overlooking the Reforma and Polanco skyscrapers, the Chapultepec Castle is a breath-taking time capsule of the long gone imperial past of Mexico. The main halls feature staggering collections of jewels and luxurious items (such as a gold coated carriage), as well as a huge collection of paintings depicting dukes and barons of New Spain, revolutionary figures -such as Benito Juarez-, and ,of course, the Empress Carlota and Emperor Maximilian themselves. Do not skip over the murals by David A. Siqueiros in the left-wing lower levels, they show several stages of Mexican history from the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire to the revolutionary struggle during the 1910's. Be prepared to hike for at least 15 minutes to reach the top of the hill or take the train at the base.
  • De niño fun muchas veses all castillo,con los anos aprende su historia y ay me enamore,mien mientras viva lo llevare en mi mente y mi corazon moses g,Arroyo fort Worth tx
  • 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!
  • Un lugar histórico imprescindible.
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