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Chapultepec Castle

Primera Seccion del Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
01 (55) 5286 9920
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Ranked #6 of 286 attractions in Mexico City
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now houses the famous Museo... more » Owner description: This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now houses the famous Museo Nacional de Historia. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place,whether or not you're into Mexico's History. Extremely beautiful! Great View... Free on Sunday's,thus very full. No water/food allowed.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are from europe (or have travelled to central europe) the castle and exhibition itself will not blow you away. For travellers that did not have the chance to see a european castle yet, this is a good chance! The castle is well renovated and show a lot of original pieces. Visitors get a lot of information about a... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The surrounding aprk is very good - lots of greenery and the walk up the hill to the castle was a good exercise - even though it was not strenuous. The Castle looks modern - might have been renovated and the furniture, carriage etc that the Spanish king used have been kept on display. This is one park and castle... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great attraction in the middle of Chapultepec Park. If you're in the park and trying to find the entrance, follow the signs for "Museo Nacional de Historia". It's a bit of an uphill walk. There are beautiful murals, stained glass pieces and gardens on the grounds. All of the signs are in Spanish so you may want to hire a... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is worth visiting. The history and the grounds are a gem. It's worth paying the fee to take the train to the castle.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautifully preserved castle located atop a hill over-looking the park, with an outstanding view of the city. You'll take plenty of pictures here. Several exhibits showcasing the incredible wealth of the nobles that lived here. Makes it very clear why there was a revolution against the French.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Its a little bit of a walk uphill, for those that would prefer not to, there is a train that takes you from the bottom to the castle for $26 MXP both ways, money well spent because then your tour takes about 2 hours, avoid going on Sunday its free to Nationals and Foreigners living in Mexico, and like most... More

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Acapulco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Took a little train to the entrance for 15 pesos each. Walked the castle and loved the displayed clothing of Maximilian. This castle is beautiful and historic but has been modernized with bathrooms to use (with toilet paper and seats!). The marble flooring is awesome. Believe it or not they rent it for events like weddings! You also get to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The building and the views are beautiful. The history of both the building and the country are presented very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The castle has a long varied history itself. Currently it really a musuem focused on the Spanish occupation of Mexico through thier independance. We walked up to the castle instead of taking the paid trolley train (?), a steady climb worth the views. We arrived at the castle on a Sunday afternoon about two hours before closing. I suspect that... More

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