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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 the 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...

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

  • Mexico City: Castle & Anthropology Museum Private Tour

    2. Mexico City: Castle & 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 th...

    It was great! Natalia gave an excellent overview about Castillo de Chapultepec and the story around it. We now understand a lot more about Mexico and it’s story. Thanks Natalia!!

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What people are saying about Chapultepec Castle

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 52 reviews

We had visited the Museum of Anthropology years ago and found it amazing, but we didn't feel we had enough time. This time, with a guide, we saw far less of the museum, but we learned a lot more. I would recommend taking the tour, then returning on your own. Give yourself a lot of time. From there, we walked to Chapultapec Castle to continue the tour. We ended after 4 hours (instead of 6) but I think the group was tired and hungry and our brains were full by then. If you are not up for a lot of walking and standing, be sure to mention it while scheduling. There isn't a lunch scheduled, so bring snacks. Our guide allowed us to stop and buy some food and cold drinks in Chapultapec Park, which got us through. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. I really enjoyed gaining a better understanding of the symbols and context for the exhibits.

It is enough for two / three days. the museum is very large and diverse. the tour is highly recommended to get to know the history of Mexico. Our guide Antonio was very, very kind and explained everything in detail.

Lidia was amazing, very informative, showed passion for her culture. Friendly, interesting and easy to get to know and gave us other tips around the area.

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

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