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Review of Chapultepec Castle

Chapultepec Castle
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Ranked #3 of 482 things to do in Mexico City
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Imperial experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Interesting part of local as well as European history, with great views of the city. Senior discounts and free for 70+. Quality goods in the museum shop. NO cafe or place to eat in the whole park, so BYO or plan to go outside the park to Reforma Av.

Visited October 2012
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verde valley
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“Awesome place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place offers a great view of Mex-city as well as a real historical treat. the buildings themselves were heavily influenced by competing cultures, so in spots it looks like an architectural mishmash, but that just is another reason to visit.

Visited October 2012
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Awesome castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The castle is an amazing monument to an age long ago. Massive display of Mexican architecture. Not sure the legion is true but it is interesting

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“The view makes it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

A fair climb up and not overly interesting but great views when clear of the sprawling urbanisation. Price a bit steep probably for what it is but the view compensates.

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Rochester, New York
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“Beautiful Site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Castillo is very large and worth a visit. Be aware it is on top of a steep hill and unless you catch the tram it is quite a walk. Very little English is spoken by any of the staff and any signage is in Spanish. There are friendly English guides just outside the entrance gate where you pay who will offer their services. One translated for us that if we were 65 we got in free which was a nice surprise. But then we had an unpleasant surprise when a guard wouldn't let us in because we didn't have our passports with us - the only place anyone asked for our passports in two weeks in Mexico. We tried to show her other ID like credit cards and tried feeble Spanish to explain it was our only day to see the Castillo and finally she let us in but it almost didn't happen. To be safe, have your passport with you.

The main part of the Castillo has a museum and just the building is interesting but be sure to see the carriages and furnished rooms at the far right end of the Castillo near the overlook. Those rooms were the best part by far. The views of the city are also lovely from there. This is well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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