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Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec)
Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec)

Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec)

Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc,, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, 11100

The Basics

Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec) served as the presidential residence until 1939, soon after which it became home to the National Museum of History (Museo Nacional de Historia); today it also serves as a venue for concerts and theater productions. A stroll through the museum halls followed by a tour of the sprawling castle grounds is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Mexico City. Don’t forget to pack a camera—the views from Chapultepec Hill are some of the best in the city.

Visit the castle independently or as part of a Mexico City sightseeing tour by bike, by Segway, or on foot. Avoid long waits at the entrance with prebooked skip-the-line admission, or choose an early-access tour and get in before the crowds.

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Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
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Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
$37.00 per adult
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Viewing all the scenery...
Viewing all the scenery and learning about Mexican history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and animated.
Mario_S, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

star-4
Excellent historical perspective of Mexico City
Sangeetha_S, Jun 2022
Private Tour in Mexico City Downtown & Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle
Communication was great, we were kept up to date with pickup coordination. Very spacious vehicle for 6 of us. Jorge (guide) was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of insights into the museum exhibits. Lots of walking (more than we thought) and could not cover all the places as much as we would have liked due to lack of time. Overall a great experience
star-5
Carlos was an excellent...
Mary_G, Jun 2022
Private Tour Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle.
Carlos was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, interesting, and attuned to our need and ability. It was a great day
star-4
Visit to anthropology museum
Clinketh, Jun 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Laura was helpful in describing and explaining the artifacts and history at the museum and during the visit to the Castle
star-5
Learn more. Live more! Get a guide!
Greg_R, May 2022
Private Tour in Mexico City Downtown & Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle
Beautiful city! Tlilal, our tour guide, was so awesome. She shared so much knowledge of the city, culture, and history. Her English was perfecto! Good thing because our Español es not so bueno. I recommend this tour 100% but be aware that there is a lot of walking. By the end of the day my fitness tracker said we trekked 7 miles (11 km). We stopped for an excellent lunch at El Cardenal near the Cathedral and we even stopped at Pasteleria Ideal for some afternoon desserts.
star-5
Phenomenal experience!
Marie_F, Apr 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Our guide made the anthropological museum easy to understand and navigate. The Castle was phenomenal, a beautiful and interesting history bought to life by our tour guide Lelita.
star-5
Wonderful tour!
Richard_B, Mar 2022
Private Tour Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle.
Ramon was our guide. He was super friendly, had amazing knowledge and provided a great experience for us! We learned so much about the culture and history. It was a truly amazing day!
star-5
Our guide, Jorge, was extremely well-versed in the culture and history of Mexico!!
CharlesScott_N, May 2022
Private Tour in Mexico City Downtown & Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle
Jorge, a retired anthropology and ethnology professor was a great tour guide. He is an expert and was even part of the team who worked to rearrange the Anthropology Museum and is intimately familiar with every exhibit. He was warm and engaging and we will 100% seek HIM out again for future tours in Mexico City.
star-5
A fantastic tour!
Glen_W, Mar 2022
Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Walking Tour
Fabio was an excellent and passionate guide that brought the museum, Mexico and its history to life.
star-5
In depth Mex history for 1821-1915.
Howard_B, Sep 2021
Castle chapultepec
Wonderful tour and guide! Lots of post Spanish conquest information. In depth info and a must see to understand Mexican history from 1821 to 1915.
star-5
A day well spent!
Anna_Z, May 2022
Private Tour in Mexico City Downtown & Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle
Jorge and Gabriel ( the driver ) showed up right on time. Jorge’s prior experience in teaching shows in his demeanor. His tour was entertaining and informative. Even though it was an all day affair we didn’t get tired of Jorge because there was a perfect balance between the time we spent together and our free time to explore on our own and take pictures.
star-5
Recommended
Kim_M, Apr 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Learned a lot of this country’s history from a very knowledgeable guide. I recommend this tour. Good pace for get our.
star-5
Amazing tour!
Laura_G, Mar 2020
Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Walking Tour
Absolutely wonderful tour! My husband and I learned so much from Alicia our tour guide. I had visited the castle before but I found out so much information that I didn’t know prior thanks to how knowledgeable Alicia was. She answered all our questions and had such an easy doing disposition. My husband and I had a blast! Would highly recommend!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Chapultepec Castle and the history museum are must-sees for history and architecture enthusiasts.

  • Buy advance tickets to avoid waiting in line at the ticket booth.

  • Expect to spend a few hours exploring the collections and major exhibitions.

  • If you go on your own, it’s worth paying a small fee for the audio tour in English.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to explore the vast park, which is double the size of New York’s Central Park.

  • The castle is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The castle is located on Calz del Rio in Chapultepec Park and is easily accessible via public transportation. Take the metro to Auditorio (Line 7) or Chapultepec (Line 1) stations, or hop on the Chapultepec–Centro Historico Turibus.

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When to Get There

Chapultepec Castle is open 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. The castle offers free admission to Mexico residents on Sundays, which typically means bigger crowds. See it at its least busiest by visiting during the week.

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Chapultepec Park

Chapultepec Park, located in the center of Mexico City off Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, is one of the world’s largest city parks. It spans 1,695 acres (686 hectares) and is divided into three sections. The first section is the park’s oldest and most visited, as it houses most of the popular attractions, including the castle, National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología), Modern Art Museum (Museo Arte Moderno), National Auditorium (Auditorio Nacional), Rufino Tamayo Museum (Museo Rufino Tamayo), and Chapultepec Zoo (Parque Zoológico de Chapultepec).

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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