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.
Tours to Chapultepec Castle
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Duration: 3 hours
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Duration: 6 hours
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Chapultepec Castle reviews
This is the only true imperial castle in the Americas - enough said. The building and its grounds are superb, not to mention the view of the city. The history museum inside is one of the city's... more »
Chapultepec castle is a must visit attraction when you are Mexico city. It is very easy to access and you will have a nice walk through the park with green trees. The mountain gave you a nice view... 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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