The only real Castle in all of North America is located on Mexican territory, specifically in Mexico City, and is a must visit site for anyone who is spending vacation time or stopping in the city and enjoys learning about the history of the country.
The castle is in very close proximity of our luxury hotel in Paseo de la Reforma, which allows you to plan your visit with ease.
Built in the last decades of the eighteenth century, the Chapultepec Castle has served many purposes. It served as a home for the Emperor Maximilian and his wife Carlota, as well as for many Presidents of Mexico. It has now become of the most iconic museums of Mexico, and has stories hidden in every corner.
As one would expect from a castle it is a spectacular property, and is now known as the National Museum of History. It features incredible works of art, uniforms and instruments of war, carriages used in the nineteenth century, and gardens that possess such beauty and splendor that they will take your breath away.
The castle is also home to one of the most famous legends in all of Mexico, where a young cadet named Juan Escutia rolled himself in the Mexican flag and threw himself from the building before it fell into the hands of the enemy. He is now known for his heroic act of patriotism during the war with the United States in 1847.
To access the castle, you walk along a long avenue with beautiful views of the forest as well as the fountains and sculptures that complement the view of the castle. Once arriving at the castle, the views back towards the Paseo de la Reforma and other parts of the city are equally as stunning.
Discover an important part of the history of the country and enjoy unparalleled views during an incredible visit to a place that will give you a glimpse into life during the first decades of Independent Mexico and that will tell you some of the stories that forged present life in our country.
The Chapultepec Castle is undoubtedly and ideal place to visit for those who are seeking a glimpse into the past. Our luxury hotel luckily situated at a very close distance to the castle, which makes it the perfect place to wind down after exploring during your visit to Mexico City.