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Castillo de Chapultepec
Castillo de Chapultepec

Castillo de Chapultepec

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Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11100 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 4040 5200
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Chapultepec Castle is a majestic site to behold on top of Chapultepec Hill. This site is steeped in history because it was once the site of Aztec government and is one of only a handful of sites like ... Read more
it in Mexico. Over 70 years ago, it became the National Museum of Cultures. The museum houses cultural artifacts from around the world including textiles, glass objects, porcelain, photographs, weapons, kimonos, masks and jewelry. In addition, the museum features collections from prehistoric and cave area cultures. The museum has 16 display rooms and then has several for temporary exhibits.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

A destination that needs to be on your list. You'll find an awesome museum, incredible murals, and phenomenal views.

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The only real Castle in Latin America, the Emperors lived there back in the 1864.
The City view is amazing.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Palacio is gorgeous. Be aware that reaching the entrance takes a bit of a hike so wear comfortable shoes. Make sure you reach the top to get a wonderful view of the city!

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Local from Mexico City, Mexico

It’s honestly quite beautiful to have such an amazing castle in Mexico. Its lovely.

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Edinburgh, UK

It’s a unique castle in Latin America! The location of it, the great views and the museum inside are simply some of the best experiences you can have in this city.

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Mexico City one of the only cities in america to have a castle right in the middle of the city!!

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Foster City, California, USA

I didn't get to hike up the hill, since I arrived there 4:30pm and they close at 5pm. I must go back next time here in Mexico City.

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São Paulo, Brazil

This palace is located on a high hill in Bosques de Chaoultepec. You can either walk up the hill (a 10 min walk at the most) or there is a little train that can drive you up there. This palace was the vacation spot for early Mexican presidents and it has objects and history of how people spent their time there. Also, there is a room for the battle that took place there once during the revolution. The castle has an amazing view of all of Mexico City.

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Local from Mexico City, Mexico

This is an actual castle in Mexico!, King and queen included... If you would like to understand the us-mexico war at 1847 and how the us got California, Arizona and some other states; this is the right place to learn

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Village

Castillo de Chapultepec is one of the best Mexican museums. If you want to learn about Mexican-American war, go there. There is a lot to learn.

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San Francisco, California, USA

The panorama views from the Castillo de Chapultepec is absolutely worthy of the long hike up the hill.

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Friendswood

Mexico's city main attraction are located mainly in the downtown area. This is a must-see. This castle is very important in Mexico's history and it's highly appreciated by the locals. Also provides an amazing sight of the Main Street in Mexico City, avenida de Reforma.

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Right in the middle of Bosque de Chapultepec. Interesting history of Mexico.

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San Diego, California

View of México City from Castillo de Chapultepec. This castle is a must see and is in walking distance from the Museum of Anthropology. You are free to roam the castle and check out the views as well as the murals, and artifacts inside

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

I perfected my free admission game during my broke-as-a-joke formative years in Seattle, most notably at First Hill's Frey Art Museum. And while I'm thankfully no longer subsisting on ramen and sweet potatoes 6 nights a week, I still love a free day at the museum or a private plaza. Enter Castillo de Chapultepec! Sundays are cover-free at this imperial-era garden. Pack your binoculars, or at least your iPhone, because the view from the summit of this park is not to be missed.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Supported by Napolean III of France, Maximillian was the youngest son of Austrian (Hapsburgh) Emperor Franz Josef. Through a bizarre series of events, he was 'elected' by the citizens of Mexico to ne THEIR Emperor. He reproduced his castle (MIRAMAR) that was in Trieste (now Italy) on Chapultapec Hill at what was the West End of the city in 1850.
Maximillian also built the great Blvd. Independencia and Ave Reforma to radiate out from his castle, like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (presumably Napoleon III paid for all this) After Max was deposed by the revolutionary, Juarez, the castle was turned into a military school for little boys. During the US Invasion in the Mexican War, these children were the last of the City's defenders to die in the US's final takeover. They are now known as the "Ninos Heroes", who jumped from the parapets rather than being captured by the Americans. Massive furniture, huge French doors, spctacular views and opulent surroundings are all features of a visit to Chapultepec. It's near the Museum of Anthropology (don't miss!)

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Large park and castle, enjoy street food or people watching.

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Oakland, California, USA

It was okay

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Tijuana

A must see at Mexico City

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Coral Springs, Florida

Beautiful, interesting place

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