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Chapultepec Castle

Not only is this palace steeped in history, but its stunning architecture and emporium of ancient gems make it a highlight of any trip.

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Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

1. Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

Explore the life of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on a tour of Chapultepec Castle, located on top of Mexico City's Chapultepec Hill, a site once sacred to the Aztecs. Venture inside the stunning monument, and discover rooms of classical European ornamentations. Stroll the halls full of light and discover stairways made of marble. Admire the sculptures and busts of historical figures, such as Emperor Cuauhtémoc and the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, along the way. Then depart Chapultepec Castle (also known as the "National Museum of History") and break for lunch, before going to the National Museum of Anthropology. Experience one of the most important anthropology museums in Latin America and explore rooms that detail the pre-Hispanic culture of the Maya, Toltec, and other ethnic peoples through the ages. Learn more from your bilingual guide, and benefit from the chance to chat about Mexican history.

Mexico City: Guided Bike Tour of Chapultepec Park

2. Mexico City: Guided Bike Tour of Chapultepec Park

Ride on this bike tour inside Chapultepec Park, twice as large as New York's Central Park, and marvel at the different attractions. Let our professional guide take you on a bike ride through the park showing you all the hidden gems and the must-see sites. While exploring Chapultepec Park, ride past the monument of Niños Heroes and the zoo that calls the park home. Your tour guide will fill you in on the most critical facts about Mexico City's natural lungs. Admired the Castillo de Chapultepec, recognized as the only real castle in North America, which also doubles as a museum with art about Mexico City's history. See a traditional Mexican ceremony, the Papantla Flyers, a unique expression of Mexican culture and history to witness in person.

Mexico City: Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Tour

3. Mexico City: Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Tour

Visit the Castle of Chapultepec. Witness its outstanding collection of historical artifacts, before enjoying a trip to the National Museum of Anthropology. Begin your day with pickup at the hotel in Mexico City. Hit the road with your private guide and head for the castle of Chapultepec. Built at the turn of the 19th century and set in the middle of a forest, the Castle is an architectural gem. Enjoy an interior which houses many fascinating examples of Mexican heritage. Next, set off for the National Museum of Anthropology. The museum's design itself is rightly regarded as part of Mexico's architectural and cultural identity. Once inside, discover exhibits on the archaeological legacy of the peoples of Mesoamerica, hear fascinating accounts for the Mexico's ethnic diversity, and admire its massive ceilings up to 6 meters tall.

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What people are saying about Chapultepec Castle

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 101 reviews

I wanted to explore Chapultepec in a different way, going through the entire forest on foot would be crazy, so it was a great idea to do it on wheels. We were able to visit very iconic points of Chapultepec and in each one of them, our guide gave us interesting information. My favorite part was getting to know the Chapultepec Castle, what an experience! Ending up watching the show of the flyers was amazing, I had already seen the show, but with the information that our guide provided, I enjoyed the show in a different way. It was fabulous.

The was more than excellent. Leanardo was our tour guide. I was very impressed about how much knowledge he has about the history of Mexico. Every item he introduced us to was well informed. I was overwhelmed by the size of the museums. Every artifact displayed was beautiful. I would definitely recommend those who are interested in learning the history and artwork rather than browsing and observing. Thank you Leonardo for educating us. A lot of information to remember. Muchisimo gracias

We booked a private tour. it was very very good! Roberto was a great guide, spoke good English and had a huge knowledge! It were 5 hours, with a 20minutes break. I imagine it varies depending in how interested you are, we had so many questions and he took the time to answer them!

The Anthropology Museum was such an extensive place and it helped to have a guide who could show us the most essential works and give an oral history of Mesoamerica.

It was a nice tour. I learned a lot of details of Mexico’s history.