Chapultepec Park and Castle
Chapultepec Park and Castle
If you stroll down to the end of Paseo de la Reforma avenue you will come face to face with Chapultepec hill. On the top of the summit is the Chapultepec Castle built in the 14th century. Surrounding this castle that has withstood the ages is the Chapultepec Forest. This forest is as enchanting as the castle. Both have withstood time and many battles for us to enjoy their magnificence today.
Chapultepec Park or Forest is the most majestic park with towering trees from decades past. And you are sure to enjoy spending the entire day strolling through the spacious green areas of Jardin Botanico and Parque Rosario Castellanos. Walk by the lake or row across the lake for a relaxing afternoon.
If you enter Chapultepec Park from Reforma avenue you will be lead to the Fountain of Frogs. This fountain is loved by everyone that spends the time to sit and enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of this beloved fountain.
You will be able to enjoy walking under the trees all beautifully cared for. The artists walk is one of the most popular walks in Chapultepec Park. The walk will lead you to the Don Quixote Fountain. This fountain is adorned with unique tiled work and is entirely tiled with illustrations of the infamous story of Cervantes. On Sunday, the library moves books out to the park, so you can enjoy an outdoor reading room in a beautiful setting,
Everyone that visits Mexico City should visit Chapultepec Castle. This majestic castle is a living monument to the rich history of Mexico City. An Aztec King began the construction of the wonderful castle. After the Spanish Conquest it became home to Hernan Cortez. In 1530 Chapultepec Castle became a public park, but during the French invasion in the 1800's the castle once again became occupied this time by the Emperor Maximilian of Hapsburg with his wife Carlotta. Then later, the dictator Portirio Diaz, lived in the Chapultepec Castle, and gave this castle its exquisite European style.
Chapultepec Castle became home to the National History Museum in 1944. Important documents and artifacts from the Conquest until the Revolutionary period can be seen here. You will be able to visit the presidential chambers in the Fortress or just relax on the balcony where you can view a magnificent Mexico City; a city that through the ages has modernized, but that holds dear the past that has made it what it is today.
This wonderful castle has withstood time and many different conquerors over many years for us to enjoy the splendor and ghosts of the past. If the walls could take we will be engrossed for hour after hour with all the tales that the walls would tell.
From the Aztec Indians to Emperors to museum, Chapultepec Castle has had many occupants and relics among its magnificent walls. You will be able to walk in the same footsteps as others that once called Chapultepec home. Enjoy your visit and relish the splendor that can only be seen in Chapultepec Castle.