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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 284 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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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Allow yourself 2-3 or more hours, bring a camera, wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the only royal residence in North America. This museum is beautiful and can be appreciated solely on an aesthetic level, however, a visit will also provide the visitor with a deeper understanding of Mexican history, foreign intervention in Mexico and the Mexican experience as a whole.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect this castle to as interesting and extensive as Versailles. You have access to the gardens, terraces, rooms, chambers and all the parts of this totally absorbing piece of history. There are murals, and art pieces with explanations (in Spanish) that clarify the history of Mexico. This is a major sight to visit in Mexico City.

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SavMichael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Castle is in the park. My tripadvisor app was indicating that it was a few miles away, but this was incorrect. It is not hard to find once you reach Chapultepec Park. We chose to take the miniature choo choo train that goes to the top, but it was not a very far walk. However, 12 pesos for the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The castle is being used as a museum after serving as the Presidential Palace. The grounds are well maintained and the murals and exhibits are worth seeing. The views of the city are amazing.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was a little anticlimactic, but the gardens are lovely, the architecture is beautiful, and the view over Chapultepec park is wonderful.

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Mexico City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Climb up the hill and you will get a full-day reward: the views, the collections, the halls, the mural paintings; the Castle is actually a 3-museum in one. Emphasis on 19th. Century Beetewn Independence and the begining of Revolution. Housed several Mexican Presidents.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Interesting history, nice views! Amazing to see a castle in the center of Mexico City! Historical exhibits, great way to learn about Mexican HistoryM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's a wonderful place, the building, gardens the paints... it's all beautiful. When you get to the top to the castle the view is amazing. Do the walk to the top, it's a challenge, obviously it you can't take the train and enjoy the ride as well.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Take a couple of hours to walk up the hill to this Castle, soak up the history whilst admiring the views, and if you are lucky there will be some music on the terrace too.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

after receiving a restoration it shows again magnificence. It takes a little while to climb the little hill through a rolling stone street (now). Used to be the entrance from Paseo de la Reforma in times of Emperor Maximiliam. If you decide to go by foot, do it slowly to catch your breath when you get to the top. A... More

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