Chapultepec Castle

Local nameMuseo Nacional de Historia Castillo de Chapultepec
LocationMiguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, México

Chapultepec Castle is located on top of Chapultepec Hill in the Chapultepec park. The name Chapultepec stems from the Nahuatl word chapoltepēc which means "at the grasshopper's hill". The castle has such unparalleled views and terraces that historian James F. Elton wrote that they can't "be surpassed in beauty in any part of the world".

It is located in the middle of Chapultepec Park in Mexico City at a height of 2,325 meters above sea level. The site of the hill was a sacred place for Aztecs, and the buildings atop it have served several purposes during its history, including that of Military Academy, Imperial residence, Presidential home, observatory, and presently, the National Museum of History.It was built at the time of the Viceroyalty as summer house for the viceroy. It was given various uses, from the gunpowder warehouse to the military academy in 1841.

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National History Museum (located here): Tu-Su 9 am - 5 pm

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Address Calle del Cerro, Miguel Hidalgo 11580, Mexico

Coordinates 19°25'13.857" N -99°10'54.344" E

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