Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City

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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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  • History museum housed in an old castle. Fantastic collection of historic art, jewelry, sculptures and maritime hardware. A wonderful walk to the castle is rewarded with outstanding views. 
    History museum housed in an old castle. Fantastic collection of historic art, jewelry, sculptures and maritime hardware. A wonderful walk to the castle is rewarded with outstanding views.  more »
  • What made this 12/10 incredible was the tour given by Abel. He hangs around at the entrance offering tours casually and we hit the jackpot by coming when he was free. I can't explain enough just how.....  more
    What made this 12/10 incredible was the tour given by Abel. He hangs around at the entrance offering tours casually and we hit the jackpot by coming when he was free. I can't explain enough just how.....  more »
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  • ALL OF THE SIGNS ARE IN ENGLISH!! The reviews below that say there’s no information in English are written by local guides who will approach you while you wait in line. They then rush you through and repeat the same small bits of information over and over. The castle itself is beautiful and there are plenty of helpful info in all of the main rooms. The attached history museum is all on Spanish, however the guides don’t take you in there. Beautiful space, beautiful views, and worth the lovely walk!! Definitely worth the visit!!
  • Very beautiful. Could easily spend 2 hours here. Great views and interesting array of art. My favorites were in the second part of the castle that featured the rooms as they were once used for royalty; the historical part was also great, but I would not recommend if you want to read the descriptions and cannot read Spanish. I got by with minimal Spanish language knowledge, and really enjoyed the art that I couldn't read more about. Overall worth it!! Please note you have to pay cash, they do not accept cards!

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