Take a full-day trip out of Mexico City to admire Taxco, a unique colonial town famous for its silver works, and Cuernavaca with its impressive cathedral.
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 3-12
Visit Chapultepec Castle, America’s Only Real Castle
Chapultepec Castle houses the most representative historical heritage of Mexico during times like the conquest, the Empire, Independence, and Revolution. Come experience this unique and historic landmark of Mexico City. Learn from your experienced bilingual guide, who drives you to two amazing museums.
Get to know the life of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg behind the walls of this castle, decorated in classical European ornamentation. Walk through its halls and climb the stairs made of marble, admiring the sculptures and busts of historical figures, like the emperor Cuauhtémoc and the conqueror Hernán Cortés.
During the colonial period, Chapultepec was appreciated as a place of resting and relaxation, for it was built at the top of a hill, on the foundations of what was once the residence of Moctezuma II Xocoyotzin, a palace that gave shelter to numerous viceroys and distinguished visitors for over two centuries. However, the explosion of a powder magazine in the mid-18th century, which caused serious damage to the building, led to the decision to build the new palace on top of the hill, right on the site of an ancient chapel dedicated to San Miguel Archangel.
After visiting the National Museum of History, better known as the Castle of Chapultepec, you make a quick stop for lunch (at your own expense), and then continue to the famous National Museum of Anthropology, house of the pre-Hispanic evidence of the Mexican, Maya, Toltec, and more of the country’s ethnic cultures through history.
The National Museum of Anthropology remains the flagship of the enclosures that safeguard the Mexican indigenous heritage. It stands as a symbol of identity and mentor to generations who are seeking their cultural roots.
- Bilingual guide
- Entrances to Chapultepec’s Castle and to the Anthropology Museum
- Meals and beverages
- Optional tips
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- At the flagpole in front of the main entrance to the Museum of Anthropology at 08:50h