Views of Chapultepec Castle

Atop a hill in Mexico City lies Chapultepec Park. The journey began with a hike up the hill, a pleasant preamble to the castle itself.

Upon reaching the castle, we were immediately struck by its majestic design.

Then there’s the gilded staircase, a masterpiece of artistry that exudes opulence and elegance.

The panoramic vistas of Mexico City from the castle were breathtaking. We really love this vantage point!

Chapultepec Castle, constructed in the 18th century, was initially envisioned as a summer house for the Viceroy of New Spain (Maximilian I of Mexico). Over time, it became a symbol of Mexico’s tumultuous history. During the Mexican Revolution, it served as a military academy, famously becoming a battleground in the Battle of Chapultepec. Mexican liberals and republicans, led by President Benito Juárez, fiercely opposed Maximilian I’s regime.

Location of Castillo de Chapultepec:
Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11580 Mexico City

You can’t miss it, here’s a preview of what is in Chapultepec Castle. 90 pesos per entry, 10 pesos for depositing bag.