Chapultepec is a true gem in Mexico City. Some people even call the Chapultepec Park, Mexico City's Central Park as it is a huge green space in the middle of Mexico's busiest financial and business district. However, Chapultepec is a gem not just for its forest, but for being the home of Latin America's only castle.
The Chapultepec Castle is not just a huge house of a rich family, this has been the home of remarkable politicians and the setting for one Mexico's most important battles. You can't miss this when you're here.
Then, right in front of Chapultepec, you'll find the enormous Anthropology Museum where you could literally spend a day just wandering around its exhibitions. On this tour you will focus on Mexico's most important civilizations so that you can make the most out of your time.
Learning all the history involved in these two places wouldn't be possible without the help of a professional bilingual tour guide who will compress this information into small understandable pieces for you.
Chapultepec Castle houses the most representative historical heritage of Mexico, during times like the conquest, the Empire, Independence and Revolution. You will learn from your experimented and bilingual guide which will drive you into both amazing museums.
Get to know how the life of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg was behind the walls of this castle, decorated in classical European ornamentation. Walk through its halls, go through the stairs made of marble, admiring the sculptures and busts of historical figures, like the emperor Cuauhtémoc and the conqueror Hernán Cortés.
During the colonial period, Chapultepec was appreciated as a place of resting and relaxation, for it was built at the top of a hill, on the foundations of what was once the residence of Moctezuma II Xocoyotzin, a palace that gave shelter to numerous viceroys and distinguished visitors for over two centuries. However, the explosion of a powder magazine in the mid-eighteenth century, which caused serious damage in the building, led to the decision that the new palace was built on top of the hill, right on the site of an ancient chapel dedicated to San Miguel Archangel.
After visiting the National Museum of History, better known as the Castle of Chapultepec, you’ll make a quick stop for lunch (at your own expense), and then continue to the famous National Museum of Anthropology, house of the Pre-hispanic evidence of the Mexica, Maya, Toltec and the country’s ethnic cultures through time.
The National Museum of Anthropology remains the flagship of the enclosures that safeguard the Mexican indigenous heritage. It stands as a symbol of identity and mentor to generations who are seeking their cultural roots.
Monument "Los Niños Heroes" (inside Chapultepec Park), Mexico City
Starting Time : 8:50 AM
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