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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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Mexico City Bike and Cultural Tour Including Government Palace

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Beautiful castle with a view!

Lovely place to visit on a nice afternoon, view of the city is worth it! Loved the details and appreciated how they really showed every single room of the castle down to even the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit on a nice afternoon, view of the city is worth it! Loved the details and appreciated how they really showed every single room of the castle down to even the marble bathrooms for visitors! Gorgeous garden and landscaping in the courtyard area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views of the city are beautiful! The castle and the garden are gorgeous but the Art and signage was all Spanish (which is fine since you're in Mexico). The climb up to castle is a good uphill hike but worth it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can take your stroller to the top of the hill and they will check it into an area and provide you with a number. Since no food or drinks are allowed feel free to leave these in your stroller instead of throwing them out. We toured the castle, museum and grounds with my son in a carrier alternating letting... More 

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

Chapultepec Castle is a major historical site overlooking Mexico City. It looms over its immediate surroundings, a huge public park and lake. Chapultepec, its Aztec name, means 'Hill of the Grasshopper'. Atop a striking outcrop within this metropolis, it always has featured prominently in the history of the city. The museum housed within the castle today is very fine indeed,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 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 4 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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