Chapultepec CastleCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: First Section S / N, Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11580 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 52-5540405215
- Ticket Price: 59 MXN
- Tags: Garden, Park, Castle, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids
Chapultepec Castle - Review
Chapultepec Castle - Imperial residence in Mexico City, Mexico. This massive park, castle and museum complex is Mexico city’s most beautiful area and once used to be sacred to the Aztecs who lived here. It’s situated on a high hill. The entrance to the park has an important monument: The Monument of Young Heroes. The park’s other attractions include a zoo, a botanical garden and a Modern Art Museum.Still, within the Castle, the National History Museum offers a look into the lives of Emperor Maximillian and his wife Carlotta. Furniture, clocks, vehicles, clothes, artwork and gardens and a balcony that offers wonderful views of the city below it. Watch out for the mural work.
A combination of park, castle and museum, the Chapultepec Castle offers you an insight into the lives of Emperor Maximillian and his wife Carlotta. Tickets for Chapultepec Castle are easily available over the counter, however, if you wish to know this attraction in a better way, sign up for our tours. As you buy tickets for Chapultepec Castle tours, you enter a world of various ways of exploring this place. Chapultepec Castle tickets sell like hot cakes owing to the popularity of this place. However, you can schedule everything by having an idea of Chapultepec Castle ticket prices and hours of operation in advance.
Chapultepec Castle is one of the major attraction in 3 days Mexico City itinerary.
Chapultepec Castle Information
- Arrive before 10:00 am to avoid the long lines.
- If you’re not Mexican, don’t go on Sundays.
How To reach Chapultepec Castle by Public Transport
- Chapultepec Metro Station
Restaurants Near Chapultepec Castle
- El Globo
- Cafe de Italia
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chapultepec Castle
95% of people who visit Mexico City include Chapultepec Castle in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
33.51% of people start their Chapultepec Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Chapultepec Castle
94.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chapultepec Castle
Chapultepec Castle Trips
Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City Reviews
Lovely castle to visit in the morning within the first hour of it opening as the line to enter grows exponentially. A few things to note: 1) The climb to get to the entrance takes about 15 minutes. The incline up the hill isn't too bad but you will find yourself breaking a sweat as you reach the top. Luckily the hill is well maintained and you'll want to have your camera out to capture the hillside. 2) The entrance takes Pesos or credit cards. It's about $4 USD per person. 3) The guard will check your bag upon entering and will NOT allow liquids or snacks (granola bars for example) past the entrance. They will make you throw any of this away. 4) Once inside, the signs will lead you around the castle in an organized fashion.Quite easy to follow and go at your own pace. If you do go in the morning, you'll find less tourists and you'll be able to capture better photos. Overall this is a great place to spend 1-2 hours meandering around, looking at the architecture and the landscape. Since it's at the top of the hill you'll find great spots for lookouts over the city. You'll even be able to see the Angel of Independence from a few of the outdoor terraces.
This is an iconic and historic piece of Modern Mexico. A building with so much history and beauty. Excellent place to visit and enjoy the views from this vantage point. This building began construction in 1785, in 1833 was declared to become the Military Academy. In 1847 a group of six Academy students died defending the castle against the the Mexican - American war, known as the Battle of Chapultepec. Eventually this building was used as the home for the Emperor Maximilian the First and his wife Carlota in 1864. The visit to this place allows you to admire the decadent and lavish decorations of the multiple rooms and hallways. It is worth the time and the walk to get there.
You could spend a lot of time here, if you don't have a ton of time or have had too much museum I'd go straight to the back to the part where you can see the castle rooms, stained glass windows, and rooftop garden courtyard. Cost was 70 pesos per person in October 2018. There is a small climb up to the top of the castle. Before the climb, there is a place where they half heartedly check your bags. They told us you can't bring food or drink. You can leave your backpack or other things here in lockers if you pay 10 pesos. I would do with anything you don't need in the castle so you don't have to carry out the whole time. There is a drinking fountain in the way up, but I'd make sure you are hydrated before going up if you will be a while or it's a hot day
Awesome place to visit, scenery is beautiful. Definitely a must see if you're in the city of Mexico. I recommend Wearing comfortable shoes & having an umbrella or some type of protection from the rain. Food & drinks are not allowed as you get closer to the castle & backpacks & bags will be checked. Security guards are very friendly and if you're handicapped or need assistance, wheelchairs are available at no cost & so is your entry.
The castle is on top of a hill in the east side of the Bosque de Chapultepec. From the castle, the view on Mexico City is amazing. The architecture and view in itself is worth making a detour to the Castillo. Otherwise, a lot of different rooms are open to visit, each with different part of Mexico history to tell you about, with historical paintings, murals, pieces of clothing, artifacts, etc.