Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City

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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  • The Chapultepec Castle in the heart of Mexico City is a landmark worth visiting for those interested in the history of Mexico. Built by a Virrey during the Spanish colony of New Spain in the XVIII...  more »
  • What a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Very interesting and beautiful. Beautiful grounds and views of the city. A brisk 15 to 20 minute climb to get up to it. Well worth the visit.  more »
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  • This is a must if visiting Mexico City. The castle is extraordinary, lots of history and impressive historical items. The grounds are clean and perfectly kept. Fantastic views! The staff is nice and the tickets are cheap. The walk up hill to the ticket booth can be difficult for some people. Overall, it’s a great place to visit!
  • This museum offers a lot for your admission fee. It has: 1. A collection covering the history of Mexico 2. Staged rooms and other pieces from when Maximilian used the castle as his palace 3. A rotating special exhibit pertaining to a specific part of Mexican history As a bonus, you get excellent panorama views of the city and Chapultepec Park! Almost all signage is in Spanish only, so consider a guided tour if you really want to soak up all of the history.
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