Chapultepec Castle is a castle located on Chapultepec Hill in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, Mexico. Construction of the castle started in the 18th century but wasn’t completed till 1863, it was designed by various architects and has various architectural styles such as Neo-Gothic and Neoclassical. In its early years, it was the home of the Emperor of Mexico before it became the home of the Presidents of the country until 1939 when it was turned into a museum. The castle is still used as a museum and is the home of the national museum. The castle is architecturally grand and beautiful and its position at the top of a hill gives it wonderful vantage points looking out over Mexico City.
The castle is located in Chapultepec Park which has its own metro stop ‘Chapultepec’ that can be accessed by line 1 of the metro system. The 11, 11A, 59 and 76 buses all stop close to the park.
Opening Times and Admission
The castle is open six days of the week, Tuesday to Sunday 9am-5pm with Monday being a weekly day of closure. Admission to the interior of the building and the museum is set at 70MXN.