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Address: Primera Seccion del Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
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This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the...

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.

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Very nice building at a great location

The rooms offer the opportunity to learn about the history of Mexico, however the best is the building and the view from the top of the hill. Very well organized and secure area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting Chapultepec Castle was one of the first things I did upon arriving in CDMX at the behest of friends who had been here before. Maybe I am just "castled-out" but I came away unimpressed. There is some cool stained-glass and the musuem/castle offers a compelling narrative of its history, but be prepared to read in Spanish. Also, the day... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The rooms offer the opportunity to learn about the history of Mexico, however the best is the building and the view from the top of the hill. Very well organized and secure area, takes around 2 hours to discover this jewel in Mexico City. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

La castille de Chapultepec is well worth a visit. Beautifully restored, gorgeous gardens and a panoramic view of Mexico City. Over 60 years of age, get in free.

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I made the mistake of going here on a Sunday when it's free for Mexican citizens to go to any museum. It was hell navigating this place with so many Mexicans. I mean you could hardly move. The only thing I did like was the view you got from the top. For that reason alone, it's worth the visit..Just avoid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This palace is located on a hill above the large park "Bosque de Chapultepec" and once served as a residence for the Emperor Maximilian, who was an Austrian placed in Mexico to rule by Napoleon of France, when the French controlled the country. Before that it had been an important location for the Aztecs and later as a military academy... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One must take a pleasant stroll through Chapultepec Park in order to arrive at the foot of the castle's hill. Vendors selling food, drinks and souvenirs line the path. There are beautiful Jacaranda trees and much shade. The hike up to the castle is about a quarter mile, but the view is amazing. Take it slow and enjoy! Once at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful, historical castle located in massive Chapultepec Park. The building is impressive with lots of amazing artwork and great views of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I originally visited an unofficial website that noted there were audioguides for this museum. I don't really speak Spanish so I wasn't able to ask about them, and the official website actually does not list them.... so be prepared if you don't understand Spanish! The cost of the museum is very inexpensive. When I went it was only 70 pesos.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is beautiful and the views are unbeatable! Very few plaques are in English so read up before you visit (if required). Don't bring any water with you as, with most places in the city, you can't bring it in with you. Also expect to wait in line for entrance but it moves pretty quickly. Excellent views of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning building with wonderful exhibits if you have the time. Truly a lovely place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Just be ready to go up that hill!

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