Explore the only castle in North America to be inhabited by a reigning monarch at Chapultepec Castle. Perched atop a sacred Aztec hill at 2,325 m (7,628 ft) above sea level, the castle was first constructed in 1775 as the stately residence of a Spanish colonial figure, but it has served many functions under a handful of different rulers during its storied history. Today you can take a historical tour through the building, which also houses an anthropology museum. Afterward, take a few moments to appreciate the views over the capital city from atop the hill. Make your Mexico City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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Chapultepec Castle Reviews
Worth the walk up the hill in the heat. We spent a couple of hours here, exploring the rooms and the gardens. Great views the city from here too! more »
It's a bit of a climb up the hill to the castle but it is so worth it! Great access throughout the castle so you see multiple rooms and gardens. Ultimately you come to the history section and it is... more »
Beautiful views and fantastic history museum. The museum interpretation is mostly in Spanish but the palace is beautiful and worth the long but not steep walk up the hill. The views alone are worth it. Note that the palace is divided into three not connected sections each with its own staircase so you may have to hunt around to get to each top floor. The farthest one has the little tower and a gorgeous garden. Don’t miss the massive mural room.
Gorgeous castle. Loved the exhibits in English about the different rooms and what they were used for. Wished more of it was in English though. Loved the garden on the roof. Loved the view of the city from the back of the castle. Definitely worth checking out if you're into castles.
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