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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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Private Tour in Mexico City Downtown & Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle
Private Tour in Mexico City Downtown & Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle
$134.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic day in MC!
George was a great tour guide. As a first visit to Mexico we wanted to learn all about the city and country and he did a fabulous job taking us to the most important places. He was also very passionate and we loved that! Highly recommend him and the Tour
Jacqueline_F, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

star-5
Must do!
cently_r, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Our tour guide was smart, funny and managed our time well! His name was Sergio and I would love to learn more from him.
star-5
A must see
Lisa_C, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Wonderful tour guide to beautiful historic sites. Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and maybe a hat and sunscreen
star-5
Amazing private tour!
Corey_C, Jul 2022
Chapultepec & Anthropology Museum Private Tour
The castle and museum were awesome! Ari was amazing! She shared so much of her great knowledge and experience with us. We all learned a lot from her. She was very personable and accommodated all of our requests. She even made excellent recommendations for other things for us to see and do during our remaining time in the city. We highly recommend this tour to everyone!
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
Highlight of the trip -a must!
Diego_A, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
One of the highlights of my trip. I loved every single part of it. Everything was great about it. I would really encourage anybody in Mexico City to do this tour. De los mejores momentos del viaje. Esos dos museos me enamoraron, dos joyas totalmente. Se lo recomiendo muchísimo a cualquier persona por Ciudad de México.
star-5
True and beautiful essence of the City
Bushra_K, Jun 2022
Private Tour in Mexico City Downtown & Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle
George was a wonderful guide. He brought our tour to life and gave us the true flavor of the city we were seeking. I do recommend a car with better working AC though. This tour is very memorable.
star-5
Really enjoyed the tour,...
bobby_b, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
Really enjoyed the tour, it’s a great introduction to the area. Would recommend to anyone on a first visit
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
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
Our experience in Mexico city
Skip_b, Mar 2022
Private Tour Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle.
Vero was amazing. She was very informative and energetic. First time to the city. We will definitely recommend this tour. Thank you!
star-5
Excellent guide, very informative. Highly recommend.
Thomas_Z, Jul 2022
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and found it very informative. Lilliana was very knowledgeable about the precolumbian history of Mexico. I have toured the Anthropology Museum but this time was both much more interesting and more educational. The National History Museum at Chapultapec Castle was also very informative and this beautiful building with amazing views of the city is a must-see for anybody visiting CDMX.
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.
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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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