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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: Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Tour

2. 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.

Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

3. Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

Explore the colorful history of Chapultepec Castle on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the hill sacred to the Aztecs, its transformation into a beautiful European castle by Emperor Maximilian I, and its later uses as the presidential home and now National Museum of History with your certified guide. Start your tour with a beverage and a snack at Chapultepec Starbucks, then walk all the way up to the castle. As you go, hear an introduction about the history of Chapultepec and how it used to be during Aztec times. Once at the top, wander around the beautiful Chapultepec Castle and listen to all the wonderful stories that this place has. Discover history, gossip, art, culture, and gastronomy with your professional guide. After visiting the castle, enjoy the woods while you walk down the mountain. Eat lunch on a lovely terrace at Mayor Deli restaurant (not included) and admire the beautiful view of Chapultepec Lake.

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What people are saying about Chapultepec Castle

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4.3 / 5

based on 90 reviews

A very good guide, very nice. Has knowledge of the history of Mexico as well as the musts and speaks very good easy-to-understand English. We recommend. Very good guide, really friendly an kind. Huge knowledge about Mexican Historie and the museums. Speaking good, easy for us to understand English. We recommend him.

You can easily do these tours by yourself, however having a guide take you to the most prominent features and explain in detail each step of the way makes this tour worthwhile. The line to Chapeltepec castle can be quite long so skipping the line Is another advantage.

The best way to view the museo de antropología and the Castillo de Chapultepec is through this guided tour.

My wife and I had an excellent time with the tour guide and driver Veronica and Juan.

Daniel was amazing. Very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the tour immensely.