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“very nice, visitalo vale la pena conocerlo”
Review of Chapultepec Castle

Chapultepec Castle
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Mexico City Bike and Cultural Tour Including Government Palace
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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.
Sonora, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“very nice, visitalo vale la pena conocerlo”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

many people, but its a good place to learn and see the view from mexico
wiith many diferents atractions, its a museum with panoramic view.
mucha gente, toma el tren al subir, es un museo con vista de la cd

if u have a cam recorder u have to pay a fee 25 dlls i guess
if u want to take the train u have to pay 2 dlls
2 dlls para subir al tren
25 dlls para meter tu cam de video

Visited July 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“The only Castle in the continent well worth the visit”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

During the french occupation of Mexico, Emperor Maximiliano de Hasburgo and Empress Carlota, Had this Castle Built. In those days They would ride in their carriages down the castle into reforma street and into the city which is now the Center of the city. My Great Grand Father arrived in Mexico From Germany and was a very good friend of Maximiliano. I have at home art and artefacts given by Maximiliano to him. Maximiliano was shot by a firing squad and his wife (a bit crazy by the way), was exiled to france. During WWI during the German invasion of part of the french territory, when they arrived where carlota was living her last days, respected her home and even mounted a guard to protect her.
The Museum is very nice (much better than many Castles I have visited in Europe).
Many areas are kept the way they where originally specially room decoration, hallways etc. To be honest having travelled all over Europe Throughout my life this is one of the better Castles I have visited. The site is important because according to history during the US invasion of Mexico the castle was a military school for teenagers. History says that when surrounded the teenagers that where still alive committed suicide rather than becoming prisioners of the americans. The most famous "boy hero" what the one that wrapped the Mexican Flag around him and jumped to his death. You will find some exhibitions regarding this part of the castles history but the main reason to visit it is the magnificent Mural Painted by mexican Muralist Painter Alfaro Siqueiros, considered one of the best Muralists in the World. The mural is IMPRESIVE.
The mexican Government use it for certain occasions so it is kept in very good conditions. The view of the city is amazing (on a clear day), Well worth your visit. From there Polanco is very close by to enjoy a great meal at any of it's many magnificent restaurants.

Visited May 2013
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Guadalajara, MX
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“Spectacular !”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This beautiful castle is located in the huge Chapultepec park, and we come here every time we are in MC. If you like history and architectural beauty, this is the place to be. It is set on a rocky hilltop with wonderful views of the entire city. The Castle is now used as a museum with many exhibits, particularly during the time of Maximilian's rule. You will need comfortable shoes and expect to spend the entire day if you hope to see everything. There are several stairs that one will need to take to the upper floors. There may be an elevator but we did not see one. The roof gardens are large and beautiful. So, please go and see this beauty, and you will thank me.

Visited March 2013
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Bogota
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“Wonderful sights!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Located in Cerro del Chapulin, right in the middle of Bosque de Chapultepec this castle gas the best views of the city. The gardens and terraces are magnificent and the opulence of the decor will take your breath away.
Must see!

Visited September 2013
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Brampton, Canada
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“Awesome”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This will take your breath away, never in a million years would I have guessed that Mexico city would be home to such a monumental structure

Visited October 2012
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