A day well spent in the Chapultepec Park – one of the largest parks in Mexico city. It began quite unexpectedly, as there was a peaceful protest right outside our hotel at the Angel of Independence in support of the president of the country. And it meant that we couldn’t get to drive to the park and had to walk through the crowd all the way to the park’s entrance.
The walk was challenging as we had to find our way through and it was a relief to enter the park and explore on a Sunday which is a favorite place to hangout for the locals too.
A short walk up up the hill and after getting our tickets checked – we were at the Castle. This beautiful castle which was the filming location of the movie Romeo & Juliet – was constructed in 1725 for the Viceroy of this Spanish colony and was redesigned again in 1864 in neo-classical style by the then Emperor Maximillian I.
The castle is now the seat of the National Museum of Cultures and is open to public for tours.
The weather was perfect and we enjoyed our tour of this fabulous castle and the amazing views of the city from the top of Chapultepec Hill. The magnificent halls, the grand stairways and the stunning rooms in the castle are a delight to see. Definitely a must visit, when in Mexico City.
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