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Castillo de Chapultepec
Vacation Travel Guide

Castillo de Chapultepec showing heritage architecture, a garden and chateau or palace

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 out of 5
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The price is NT$2,687 per night from May 14 to May 15
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Galeria Plaza Reforma
Galeria Plaza Reforma
4 out of 5
Hamburgo 195 Col Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,701 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
5 out of 5
Paseo de la Reforma 500, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$8,217 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
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 ...
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"Great service, super clean rooms My daughter and I stayed 3 days we got an upgrade to a suite, totally worth it. The only suggestion that I would have is.. The food needs to be improve, menu should have more options. Special thanks to our server Erick! And Sebastian awesome drinks! We will come ..."

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Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
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4 out of 5
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The price is NT$1,701 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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5 out of 5
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The price is NT$8,217 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
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4.5 out of 5
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The price is NT$3,019 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
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3.5 out of 5
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The St. Regis Mexico City
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5 out of 5
Paseo De La Reforma 439, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, CDMX
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Be Mate Condesa
3.5 out of 5
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