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Castillo de Chapultepec

Explore this opulent former home of Mexican royalty, perched high above the city, and learn about the history of Mexico. 

Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec) is a beautiful building perched on a hill above Mexico City. The castle was designed in the 18th century as a country home for the local Spanish viceroy. It has since served many functions, including as a military academy and a presidential palace, among others. Today, its preserved interior is open to visitors and it houses the National Museum of History. Learn the story of the castle as well as the history of “New Spain” and Mexico’s struggle for independence. 

The lower levels of the castle house the National Museum of History. Find weapons, jewelry, costumes and letters tracking Mexico’s history from Spanish colonization in the 16th century, to the Mexican Revolution in 1910. See the sword used by José Maria Morelos, a Mexican hero, in battle against the Spanish in 1812. There are coins from the era of Spanish rule and an early edition of the Mexican constitution. The museum also includes a collection of sculptures, paintings and murals depicting Mexican life and important moments in the country’s history. 

The upper floors have been preserved as the home of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and his wife Carlota. Explore the opulent rooms, complete with gold chandeliers and lavish dining areas. Snap a photo from the deck, which looks out over Mexico City. Outside, take a walk amongst the flower gardens and admire the sandstone archways and pillars of the European architecture. 

Chapultepec Castle is located at the top of Chapultepec Hill in central Mexico City. The walk up the hill can be tough, but there is a light rail option that costs a few pesos and runs every 15 minutes from downtown. The castle is open Tuesday to Sunday. Head down to Chapultepec Park to picnic in the expansive grounds afterwards. 


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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Mexico City hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Museo de Arte Moderno, Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, and Castillo de Chapultepec. Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez are also within 12 mi (20 km). Chapultepec Station is 16 minutes by foot and Sevilla Station is 18 minutes.

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    Campos Eliseos No. 204 Polanco, Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Mexico City hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Chapultepec Park, Auditorio Nacional, and Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Paseo de la Reforma and Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec are also within 2 mi (3 km). Auditorio Station is 8 minutes by foot and Polanco Station is 11 minutes.

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      Mariano Escobedo Av. #756 Col. Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Reforma, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chapultepec Park and Paseo de la Reforma. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Castillo de Chapultepec are also within 15 minutes. Chapultepec Station is 12 minutes by foot and Sevilla Station is 14 minutes.

        Wyndham Garden Mexico City Polanco $49
        Wyndham Garden Mexico City Polanco

        Wyndham Garden Mexico City Polanco

        Leon Tolstoi 22, Mexico City, CDMX
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Reforma, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chapultepec Park and Paseo de la Reforma. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Castillo de Chapultepec are also within 15 minutes. Chapultepec Station is 11 minutes by foot and Sevilla Station is 13 minutes.

          Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City $305
          Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

          Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

          Paseo de la Reforma 500, Mexico City, CDMX
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Reforma, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma and Chapultepec Park. The Angel of Independence Monument and U.S. Embassy are also within 15 minutes. Chapultepec Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sevilla Station is 7 minutes.

            Beautiful Apartment Facing Chap Castle 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom P More Than 6 People $130
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              Located in La Condesa, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Chapultepec Park, Paseo de la Reforma, and Castillo de Chapultepec. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and The Angel of Independence Monument are also within 1 mi (2 km). Chapultepec Station is 6 minutes by foot and Juanacatlan Station is 11 minutes.

              Beautiful Apartment With Vista A Castillo De Chapultepec $120
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              Beautiful Apartment With Vista A Castillo De Chapultepec

              Mexico City, CDMX
                 
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                Located in La Condesa, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Chapultepec Park, Paseo de la Reforma, and Castillo de Chapultepec. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and The Angel of Independence Monument are also within 1 mi (2 km). Chapultepec Station is 6 minutes by foot and Juanacatlan Station is 11 minutes.

                Gran Departamento! Con Vista a Castillo y Torres Chapultepec $135
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                  Located in La Condesa, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Chapultepec Park, Paseo de la Reforma, and Castillo de Chapultepec. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and The Angel of Independence Monument are also within 1 mi (2 km). Chapultepec Station is 6 minutes by foot and Juanacatlan Station is 11 minutes.