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Belvedere Castle: Tours & Tickets

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** This place is temporarily closed.** Originally built in 1869 as a lookout, this Rococo-style castle now houses the Henry Luce Nature Observatory and weather measuring devices.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
79th Street, Mid Central Park, New York City, NY 10021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in the western side of Central Park this is a nice little find. It’s a quick walk through but nice views from inside.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

WOW, this castle is a fun little gem in Central Park. It has been expertly restores to its original grandeur for all to appreciate. If your looking for something to do in NYC be sure to check out Central Park and Belvedere Castle.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kenl641
Reviewed September 21, 2019

Belvedere Castle is located inside Central Park and is a great stop for photos of the lush gardens and vast views. There is even a little pop-up gift shop at the top of a short staircase for maps of Central Park for under $2 and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019

Belvedere Castle is nestled on a hill overlooking a pond and is a fantastic photo opp to record your visit! The castle has 3 stories and you can get beautiful views of the park from many angles on the castle's decks. The trail leading to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Aud E
Reviewed September 12, 2019

Belvedere Castles is located inside Central Park and dates back to 1871. It's a nice stop if visiting the park, offering nice views towards the Great Lawn, but wouldn't exactly be a must see in the city. The park recently reopened in June 2019 after...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank untdrum99
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful views and very peaceful. The staff was very friendly too. I would definitely recommend coming here on your next visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kreim1013
Reviewed August 10, 2019

The castle was a nice experience and there is no entrance fee if you wish to "climb up". The views from the second floor balcony were very nice. The castle is actually very small, so it does not take a long time to go in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TomSjoberg
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We visited Belvedere Castle during our trip to Central Park, it is a nice little spot with a great view of Turtle Pond.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ldgp14
Reviewed August 3, 2019

This one of my favorite spots in Central Park. Such a well-designed structure with good views everywhere you look. They've done an amazing job restoring it and there's a little gift shop here too. All of the volunteer staff were very pleasant.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bmrhye
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Stopped off to see this landmark on our bike ride. Easier to access from the west side of the park. Quite a nice view from the roof. No smurfs.

Date of experience: July 2019
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December 22, 2017|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
It seems to be open with renovations happening in one area at a time, if at all.
Melissa R
October 22, 2016|
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Response from mdgirlnpa |
We walked to the park from the Natural History Museum, but we took the Metro there. Not sure if that is too far of a walk for your travel companion. I do know that when we tried to Uber back, our Uber driver couldn't find... More
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