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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 #5 of 289 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 September 1, 2014 NEW

It is very beautiful and has a lot of history behind it. It's good if you have time to visit, at least three hours to get to know all. And students with ID card do not pay admission!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. Impressive view of the city from the top of the castle, wonderful gardens and monuments in the exterior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This Castle is one of the most historical places in the city, where had been a terrible battle betwen Mexico and USA. Has a great view of all the Paseo de la Reforma. Was built when Mexico has a foreign man in the power, Maximiliano de Asburgo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A museum in itself and can easily spend a few hours here. Former Presidents and even the emperor Maximilian (from Austria) resided here.A steep incline, about 0.8 kilometers form bottom to the top where the Castle is. Advise paying the 13 pesos return for the train ride up and down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

When you plan a trip to the castle, also plan a trip to Chapultepec Zoo and lake. It is good for kids and family. Also there is a new aquarium nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This museum is a wonderful walk through the park to get there. Wonderful views of city & Very interesting collection! This museum won't take up all of your day & is a great fill in activity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a very pleasant place to visit . not overly busy..a walk into the park and a gentle hill to the castle. The architecture is definitely worth a look , plus gives an interesting view of the early history of Mexico. There are some art installations in the building as well... these are ok dependent on tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There are very nice views of the city from the Castle. The building itself and it's gardens are beautiful. To go up the hill to the Castle you have the option of taking a trolley but we chose to walk. Don't miss the Siqueiros and Orozco murals in the building. They are spectacular.

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Uruapan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is a must if you are in Chapultepec area. It is a castle and use to be the residence of Maximilian's monarchy. Later used to be the president of Mexico official residence Today is a museum and is an Excelent place to visit. Use tennis shoes since you have to walk a lot Sunday's is free entrance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Well worth the visit. A beautiful castle with a beautiful view. The hall with the stained glass is particularly stunning. The history museum which is housed in the castle is interesting. There is a striking mural by David Siequeros on the ground flloor. Even the gift shop is interesting.

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