Chapultepec Castle

Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City: Hours, Address, Chapultepec Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Chapultepec Castle
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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annminky
United States1,427 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Wow! Breath taking castle up on the hill. This place offers so much history of most of the leaders, etc. Well kept grounds. They only allowed 3000 people per day to visit this place.
Written January 16, 2022
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Mer21maid
Copenhagen629 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Extremely difficult to find, as the taxi couldn’t drive up to the castle itself, so you have to walk about 1 km through the park.
The show is outside, so bring warm clothes.
The show was traditional and as expected, good dancers and musicians. As expected.
Written January 16, 2022
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Richard K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,753 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Wonderful place- good walk, great views, excellent architecture and a very comprehensive museum outlining Mexican history
Written January 11, 2022
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femidag
London8 contributions
Dec 2021
the gardens, grounds and the exhibition are well worth the walk . Some of the special exhibits were not in English but had enough visual cues to be meaningful
Written December 28, 2021
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Wendy B
49 contributions
Dec 2021
We visited the castle as part of a tour. It was an amazing experience! The history, the artifacts, and the murals are worth the visit. It is worth seeing more than once, so that you can catch all the little things you may miss. Outstanding!
Written December 26, 2021
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NS&MP
Scottsdale, AZ251 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The architecture, surrounding park, and elevated views of Mexico City make this a place everyone should visit. It’s beautifully kept with incredibly knowledgeable staff that welcomes you with very warm manners. There’s plenty to do while you’re on the property so if you’re hungry or thirsty there are many vendors in the park to choose from.
Apart from this, the castle represents the Eurocentric modality of conquer and dissolve any evidence of precious ancient cultures by placing their damned cross on everything. Albeit, I’m pretty sure the man the cross is supposed to represent would crucify himself again if he saw what his PR and marketing teams have used his image for.
There is so much to learn from what we call pre colonial American cultures, I look forward to more sites where we can learn about America Before the Europeans came to pillage this amazing land.
Written December 24, 2021
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William G
Schenectady, NY461 contributions
Dec 2021
This visit is just amazing. Be aware of the hike uphill to get there (approx. 30 minutes going slowly); bring water in your bag. But when you reach the top, the views of the city are spectacular. The gardens are lovely and if you find an available bench, the perfect spot for contemplation or some reading. Don't miss the National Museum of History in the premises.
Written December 23, 2021
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Adgee Cross
United States65 contributions
Dec 2021
This was a highlight of my trip. This museum is loaded with Mexican history. It was the residence of Emperor Maximiliian and Carlota, it was the site of the attack by the Americans that led to "Los Ninos Heroes". It has a superb collection of artifacts including the earliest flags from the Mexican War of Independence. It is well presented and set in a beautiful building with great views of Mexico City. This is definitely a must see.

Note: When I went (Dec 2021), the museum was only allowing 3800 visitors per day related to the Covid pandemic. After they get to 3800, they close up. Go early.
Written December 13, 2021
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George S
Miami Beach, FL864 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A very important and interesting historical site in Chapultepec Park. The castle is on top of a hill and was formerly the residence of the Mexican President and now is the National History Museum (covering mostly the Spanish era). Inside the castle, you get to see the opulence of the residence and a lot of historical objects including arms, costumes, carriages, furniture and artwork. The mural rooms are very impressive. Though the signage and notes are mostly in Spanish, there are some explanations in English. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens with spectacular views of the city below — great photo op!
There is an admission charge but seniors (even non-Mexicans get in free). The climb to the castle is a bit steep and will take 5-10 minutes. Well worth it! A must-see!
Written November 20, 2021
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Abbe&Joha
Orlando, FL306 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
A lot of history in this place, very organized and well distributed the paths to yo to each parte of this castle. This is a must do it if you are in CDMX, this could take you between two and four hours for a fully enjoyment, a lot of vendors outside. It is a safe place to walk around.
Written November 20, 2021
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