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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  • Beautiful castle with a rich history and the best view of CDMX. Very worthwhile. Closed on Mondays - go early in the morning to avoid wait times and crowds 
    Beautiful castle with a rich history and the best view of CDMX. Very worthwhile. Closed on Mondays - go early in the morning to avoid wait times and crowds  more »
  • I had thought this was "just" a castle to be admired for its beauty, but it houses an incredible museum of modern Mexican history. We had to run through it way too quickly because we left too much to....  more
    I had thought this was "just" a castle to be admired for its beauty, but it houses an incredible museum of modern Mexican history. We had to run through it way too quickly because we left too much to....  more »
  • The Castle is spectacular. it's a nice walk uphill, but worth the trip. No water inside of the castle grounds, but no worries, plenty of vendors on the outside that will replenish. Be sure to take... 
    The Castle is spectacular. it's a nice walk uphill, but worth the trip. No water inside of the castle grounds, but no worries, plenty of vendors on the outside that will replenish. Be sure to take...  more »
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  • ALL OF THE SIGNS ARE IN ENGLISH!! The reviews below that say there’s no information in English are written by local guides who will approach you while you wait in line. They then rush you through and repeat the same small bits of information over and over. The castle itself is beautiful and there are plenty of helpful info in all of the main rooms. The attached history museum is all on Spanish, however the guides don’t take you in there. Beautiful space, beautiful views, and worth the lovely walk!! Definitely worth the visit!!
  • Very beautiful. Could easily spend 2 hours here. Great views and interesting array of art. My favorites were in the second part of the castle that featured the rooms as they were once used for royalty; the historical part was also great, but I would not recommend if you want to read the descriptions and cannot read Spanish. I got by with minimal Spanish language knowledge, and really enjoyed the art that I couldn't read more about. Overall worth it!! Please note you have to pay cash, they do not accept cards!
  • I’ve seen a lot of castles and this is definitely one of the better ones. Most of the exhibits have Spanish and English and tell a clear story. The gardens and artwork are beautiful. You have to buy a ticket in cash at the bottom of the hill and there is no water or food sold on the grounds. You are not allowed to bring in food. The walk up is not too steep but it is about 15 minutes.
  • Only castle in North America that used to host a ruler !
  • Such a beautiful castle with fine rooms for the emperors. Amazing 360 degree lookout point of the city. Well kept furniture and rich of history. We tried to come here 3 times and even though they said they close at 5 pm, they close once they reach the entry quota. About 2.30 pm we saw they closed the ticket because they have reach the quota. Better get early!

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