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Address: Primera Seccion del Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
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This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the...

This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now houses the famous Museo Nacional de Historia.

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Mexico City Bike and Cultural Tour Including Government Palace

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Beautiful grounds, views and stained glass

Don't forget to walk through all the areas. There is a wall of stained glass in the back with lots of women toe to foot. It's a nice walk uphill to the museum. Take a good city... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't forget to walk through all the areas. There is a wall of stained glass in the back with lots of women toe to foot. It's a nice walk uphill to the museum. Take a good city view photo. Entrance fee is minimal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice way to spend some hours if you are in the mood for physical exercise /effort. Even though we visited the park & castle on Sunday and it was really crowded we didn't stuck behind the big lines. Firstly we rented a boat around the lake and it was great. It's not expensive - you pay per hour. Afterwards we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No tour necessary, just get yourself to the property and explore. Plenty of exhibits highlighting the amazing history of the structure and area. Incredible views of the city from all over the castle. Mexico City has plenty to offer, but this is one of the gems away from the noise and traffic of the urban centre.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very well-preserved castle that has seen many of the nation's ups and downs. It has examples and showings of antique chariots, furniture, paintings, guns, etc. They also have a couple of museums, and a great view of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is well worth the hike up the hill. We were lucky enough to have found Pablo Gallegos (044-55-3646-9094) while we were waiting in line to buy tickets. He gave an excellent commentary on the castle and its history for $10 per person. Well worth the money.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour of the castle is pretty short and overall very nice. You have to walk about a quarter of a mile up a hill to get to it, so I recommend that you wear very comfortable walking shoes. The museum provides you with a good foundational historical perspective of the Mexican government and it offers amazing views from the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The palace is in good condition, very well preserved and provides an interesting view of life as a royal in Mexico City. Both the inside of the palace and the gardens outside are spectacular. It is also located on the highest point in the area with the best views of the city.

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Thank Bill V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadnt visited since I was a very little kid. I have to say it really impressed me. It is not as big as. European Castle but it looks and feels European wich I think has its merit because we are in the other side of the world. The story of Maximiliano is fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're ready to buff up on your Mexican national history, this is the place. Don't miss the second story Gardens and residence of Porfirio. We didn't get there on our first visit with the kids and we're glad we went back. Definitely spend some time gazing up at the mural on the ceiling above the stairway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is lots to see like historic items, paintings and a garden. Also you can see some monuments from the castle you can see the castle rooms how they lived back then and some historic facts about what happened there. It's well maintained and beautiful for taking pictures as it has great views!!

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