Chapultepec Castle

In the City post I referenced the nice building that sat on top of the hill, and the next morning I went to see it and found out it was some beautiful castle with a ton of history tied to it.

First off, I want to start by saying it cost me about $4.30 to come here, as it’s now a museum. Again, a huge reason to go to Mexico is the strong dollar and weak peso. You can really do a lot for next to nothing here.

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Back to the castle, I was immediately floored by how amazing this place was. It was massive and perfect. The next thing was the art that was throughout it. The colors were so vivid.

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The view of the city from the castle was stunning.

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I was already pleasantly surprised by how nice the city was, but this castle really made me fall in Love with the city and understand the pride of the Mexican people more.

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My favorite piece in the castle was this ceiling mural, which is a David Alfaro Siqueiros depiction of the Battle of Chapultepec.

(Side note: you should really read up on the story of Juan Esutia and the Ninos Heroes, it’s inspiring.)

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The Chapultepec Castle was my favorite part of Mexico City, and by far the most surprising. The land surrounding the castle was pretty much the equivalent of Central Park in NYC.

-G4

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