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Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec)
Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec)

Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec)

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289 Reviews
Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

The Basics

Located in the center of Mexico City, Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec) is found 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the zócalo, or central plaza, along the border of the popular upscale neighborhoods of Reforma and Polanco. Considered one of the world’s oldest urban parks, it’s believed to have been set aside as green space in the 1300s, but wasn't officially protected until 1428 by King Nezahualcoyotl.

In addition to exploring the grounds by bike, Segway, or on foot, many tours also provide the option to visit main attractions, such as Chapultepec Castle, which is home to the National History Museum (Museo Nacional de Historia) and the National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología).

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Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

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José Luis made this very special for our family
Navpreet_K, Aug 2021
Chapultepec Castle and Park Private Walking Tour
José Luis was a wonderful tour guide. He was really attentive to my mom having diabetes, he pointed out every restroom she could use and happily took many breaks for pictures & rest. He was also really patient waiting when we would translate to our parents after he explained in English. He adjusted the picnic so we would have vegetarian options as well. This tour was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. The tickets & lunch were included, as well as pickup to and from our hotel. The tour lasted about 3-4 hours.
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GREAT TOUR!
DOUGLAS_H, Mar 2021
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
The tour guide was very experienced and well educated, and happy to share her knowledge. She was also willing and able to address the many questions I had, as well as entertain a lively exchange about a very wide range of historical and current cultural, social, archiological, architectural topics, and the many people, issues, and events affecting the overall layout of Mexico City, and, Mexico in general. Very safe, relaxed, and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour. It greatly enhanced the wide variety of experiences of my overall Mexico City vacation.
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Excellent Tour!
Shelanda_F, Dec 2020
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
Gabbi shared a lot of history regarding Mexico, as well as Mexican culture. I learned a lot and really enjoyed seeing the city!
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Amazing tour!
Laura_G, Mar 2020
Chapultepec Castle and Park Private Walking Tour
Absolutely wonderful tour! My husband and I learned so much from Alicia our tour guide. I had visited the castle before but I found out so much information that I didn’t know prior thanks to how knowledgeable Alicia was. She answered all our questions and had such an easy doing disposition. My husband and I had a blast! Would highly recommend!
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Must do!!! Easy, informative and super fun
Maria_K, Nov 2020
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
It was one of the best days I had. My guide was so knowledgeable and fun. She showed me different places around the City and showed me how to safely ride a bike in Mexico City. She was always aware of where I was and how fast or slow to ride next to me. I will do more bike tours for sure

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Chapultepec Park is divided into three sections (Primera, Segunda, and Tercera Seccions); most of the popular attractions are located in the first section.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, if you plan to explore the park all day, since it’s double the size of New York's Central Park.

  • The green space features a zoo and small amusement park called La Feria Chapultepec Mágico, making it a must-see destination for families with young children.

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How to Get There

Within walking distance to many Mexico City hotels, Chapultepec Park is easily accessible via public transportation. Take Line 1 to Chapultepec Station, which drops you off right at the park. The Turibus’ main line (Chapultepec–Centro Historico) also travels through the park.

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When to Get There

Chapultepec Park draws both locals and tourists throughout the week (admission is free). It’s especially busy on weekends (particularly Sundays) and holidays. The first section is open during daylight hours, while the second and third sections are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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National History Museum

Found inside Chapultepec Castle, which is famous for being the only castle in North America to have housed royalty, the National History Museum features a permanent collection that includes paintings, documents, artifacts, and clothing from different periods in Mexican history. It also serves as a venue for concerts and theater productions. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.

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