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Chapultepec Palace (Castillo de Chapultepec) description and photos - Mexico: Mexico City. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Castillo de Chapultepec.
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The Chapultepec Palace, located in Mexico City, is called the most famous castle in all of North America. This former seat of governors, emperors and presidents of the country is located on the famous Chapultepec hill, at an altitude of 2325 m above sea level.
The castle was founded on the initiative of the former king Bernardo de Galvez in 1785. During construction, the palace became the state could not afford, and then its construction was suspended, and the king ordered the palace to be put up for auction. The castle went under the hammer only in 1806, it was bought by the administration of Mexico City. In 1833, the palace came to life for the first time; a military academy was located here. In the same year, a huge tower was erected near the palace, and it was nicknamed "the tall knight". When the Americans invaded Mexico For the palace, a real battle unfolded, which went down in history as the Battle of Chapultepec.
Mexican Emperor Maximilian Habsburg in 1864 began to use the palace as a country residence. For the redevelopment, he hired several European and Mexican architects to design his home in the spirit of neoclassicism. A garden was laid out on the palace roof. From the palace itself to the center of Mexico City, the current Paseo de la Reforma boulevard was laid out. After the emperor was executed, an astronomical observatory was located in the palace, and later, until 1939, it was used as a presidential residence.
Tours around the castle and its territory are not tiresome, they are organized daily, but you need to take into account, that the castle is located at a considerable height.
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