Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park is one of the most famous parks in Mexico City. It is located on the Chapultepec Hill, that has a major historic importance for Mexicans. This park features some of the best known tourist attractions in Mexico city, like the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Chapultepec Castle, and Papalote Children Museum. Take this walking tour to explore Chapultepec Park.
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Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City Map

Guide Name: Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City (See other walking tours in Mexico City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Author: doris
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Papalote Museo del Niño

1) Papalote Museo del Niño (must see)

The Papalote Museo del Nino is the largest museum for children in Mexico City. The museum is located near Chapultepec Park and gives children hands-on experiences in learning science, technology, and art.

The interactive museum was designed by architect Ricardo Legorreta. The geometric structure is covered with traditional Mexican tiles. The interiors were entirely decorated by children. There are over 350 interactive exhibits in the museum and children are encouraged to touch and play with...   view more
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La Feria Chapultepec Mágico

2) La Feria Chapultepec Mágico

La Feria Chapultepec Mágico is an amusement park in Mexico City. Located in the middle of Chapultepec Park near the Constituyentes Metro station, it opened in 1964 as Juegos Mecánicos de Chapultepec and was operated by the Mexican government. In 1992 Grupo CIE bought it and changed the name to the current one. It is considered to be one of the most famous places for children in Mexico city. La Feria Chapultepec Mágico has approximately 50 different rides and other amusements, as well as...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chapultepec Zoo

3) Chapultepec Zoo (must see)

Occupying 17 hectares of the first section of Chapultepec Park in Mexico City is the Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec. The zoo is the most visited in Mexico and attracts over 5 million visitors every year. It was conceived and created by noted Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera.

The design of the Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec was based on the Bioparco Roma Zoo in Italy. The foundations for the zoo were laid in 1923. The location was once the game reserve of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Auditorium

4) National Auditorium

Auditorio Nacional (Spanish: 'National Auditorium') is an entertainment center in Mexico City right in front of the Polanco hotel zone next to Campo Marte. The National Auditorium was completed in 1952. It is one of the most important performance and concert centers in Mexico City. In May 2007, the American magazine Pollstar ranked the National Auditorium as the best concert venue in the world. The auditorium was once a sport venue, which hosted volleyball and basketball matches of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Museum of Anthropology

5) National Museum of Anthropology (must see)

Located between Paseo de la Reforma and Calle Mahatma Gandhi in the Chapultepec Park is the National Museum of Anthropology. The institution seeks to preserve the archeological and anthropological heritage of pre-Columbian Mexico and to promote modern Mexican ethnography.

The building housing the anthropology museum has a modernist design with halls surrounding a central courtyard or patio. There is a large pond in the patio and a large concrete umbrella supported by a single concrete...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum

6) Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum

The Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum is the storehouse of the vast art collection of Rufino Tamayo and his wife Olga. Rufino Tamayo, a well known artist of Zapotec descent also acquired unique pieces of art. The family donated selected art works from the collection to the museum. Rufino Tamayo was closely associated with the construction of the building and when it was opened in 1981, it was regarded as another one of the Tamayo collection of contemporary art.

The Tamayo Contemporary Art...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Modern Arts Museum

7) Modern Arts Museum (must see)

Located on the East side of Chapultepec Park, to the left of the Paseo de la Reforma is a repository of paintings, lithography, photography and sculpture by Mexican artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Museo de Arte Moderno was designed by renowned Mexican architects Rafael Mijares and Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. The main museum has a round design with two floors and a central stairway. The institution has six galleries featuring a range of artistic masterpieces under sky-lit rotundas. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Niños Héroes Monument

8) Niños Héroes Monument (must see)

At the entrance of Chapultepec Park is an imposing monument that honors 6 Mexican teenage military cadets who died defending Mexico when the US army laid siege to the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City.

The Niños Héroes Memorial is made of Carrara marble. The structure was designed by architect Enriquez Aragon and executed by sculptor Ernesto Tamariz in 1952. The young heroes in whose memory the structure was built were young military cadets between the ages of 13 and 19. These brave young...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chapultepec Castle

9) Chapultepec Castle (must see)

Commanding spectacular views of Mexico City, this castle is the only structure to have served as a seat of a sovereign in North America. The building stands majestically on Chapultepec Hill and now houses the National Museum of History.

The Castillo de Chapultepec was built for the then Spanish viceroy, Bernardo de Galvez in 1725. The building was purchased by the city of Mexico in 1806. In 1833, the castle became a military academy and a tower called the Caballero Alto (Tall Knight) was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Mexico City, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Mexico City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 3

Souvenir Shopping Part 3

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Exploring Zona Rosa, Mexico city

Exploring Zona Rosa, Mexico city

Zona Rosa, or The Pink Zone is one of the Mexico City's famous neighborhoods. It is located near the historic center of the city. The neighborhood was called the Pink Zone because of the pink tiles that are prevalent here. The area offers amazing Beaux-Art architecture, the city's best handicraft markets and antique shops. Take this walking tour to discover the beauties that Zona Rosa has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City

Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the most dazzling cultural sites in the world, having more museums than any other city. Mexico City also has a rich history of artistic expressions. It was home to the Aztec civilization and the Spanish Empire both of which have left behind an impressive heritage and a unique culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
Historic Center Walk

Historic Center Walk

Mexico City is a populous, high-altitude capital of Mexico, renowned for its wealth of history and tradition. The local landmarks are numerous and include, among others, the Baroque-style Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, home to the historic murals by Diego Rivera. All of these are found in and near Plaza de la Constitución, the enormous main square of the city commonly referred to as the Zócalo. To see what else is there in the Historic Center of Mexico City, follow this self-guided tour and explore.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
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Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world and also one of the most populated. Its nightlife is all about amazing music, great drinks and spectacular fun. The music here is mainly a combination of Spanish and English-language rock, electronic music, some Latin/Caribbean music, Latin pop, and sometimes traditional Mexican music. Take this walking tour to enjoy the unique nightlife experience in Mexico City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km

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