- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
On a clear day this castle is probably the best place to see Mexico City from a higher ground. It boats views extending as far as the mountain ranges surrounding DF. It also houses some magnificent Orozco murals.
- The Castillo de Chapultepec was built between 1780 and 1790, constructed on top of an Aztec fortress with panoramic views of the city. The gardens surrounding the palace were designed by Empress Carlota during the French occupation and offer a beautiful stroll. It once served as the Colegio Militar (Military Academy) and was also the official presidential residence until 1939, when President Cárdenas converted the palace into the Museo Nacional de Historia. Restoration efforts have significantly enhanced the construction as well as the design of the interiors.
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- Bosque de Chapultepec 1a Sección
- Colonia Chapultepec
- Mexico City, D.F. 11560
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