Sitting high above one of Mexico City's best green spaces is Chapultepec Castle. It sits on top of a hill that has been a sacred place for Aztecs and housed a military academy, imperial residence, and presidential home. Now, it's a museum.
Sitting high above one of Mexico City’s best green spaces is Chapultepec Castle. It sits on top of a hill that has been a sacred place for Aztecs and housed a military academy, imperial residence, and presidential home. Now, it’s a museum.
The castle that was once home to Mexican Emperor Maximilian I how houses the National Museum of History (in Spanish: Museo Nacional de Historia) featuring rooms dedicated to various stages of Mexican history.
Large, colorful murals are a highlight, as is a room devoted to jade furnishings. On the top floor there is a section of former residences surrounding a landscaped courtuard and observatory that have been restored to their former opulent glory. And patios surrounding the building offer wonderful views out over Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec) and Mexico City.
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