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Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest)

Mexico City

Like any big city, the Mexican capital has a natural environmental lung that brings up its oxygen levels and its surroundings. This beloved forest not only offers green spaces for recreation, lakes, museums and even a beautiful zoo, but it is also home to the only castle in all of America: El Castillo de Chapultepec. It hosted the Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg and his wife, Empress Carlota. It also functioned as a Military College and presidential residence, before becoming a museum.

You can visit it from Tuesday to Sunday. Enjoy a path specifically designed to take you to the top of Cerro del Chapulín. Its lush gardens will welcome you, making you feel like you have traveled back in time. It´s truly a magic place. In its permanent collection, you will find paintings, footwear and clothing that are at least two centuries old, as well as furniture that belonged to Carlota and Maximiliano.

If you like outdoor activities, Chapultepec is a space where you can go for a morning walk or even train for a marathon. The interior of the forest also offers cultural and leisure activities. Inside the Casa del Lago “Juan José Arreola”, workshops, film screenings and even open-air concerts are held. On weekends, you can enjoy live jazz, rock or any progressive proposal without paying a single peso, just simply take a seat on the grass and enjoy the show.

A few yards away from Bosque de Chapultepec there are three museums that you must go to. The first is the Museo de Arte moderno. You won't have to change directions to arrive, simply continue south.

This museum has collections by Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo and José Luis Cuevas among other visual artists, as well as photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Tina Modotti and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, just to name a few. We guarantee you will see pieces that you did not even imagine were in a museum.

If you walk to Paseo de la Reforma you will find the Museo Nacional de antropología, with a vast collection, from the first settlements in America, to the cultures of northern Mexico. The place is huge, so it will take you a long time to go through each of its rooms. It has help international exhibitions, making it possible for the public to have access to collections from other large museums without having to leave the country. Make sure you don't forget to take a selfie in front of its famous fountain.

Following the sidewalk, you will find the Tamayo Museum, which brings together great works of contemporary art, including many by the artist himself. There you will also see some pieces by Francis Bacon, Picasso and Wilfredo Lam. You can also enjoy courses and workshops open to art students and the public at large, as well as film screenings and concerts.
Like any big city, the Mexican capital has a natural environmental lung that brings up its oxygen levels and its surroundings. This beloved forest not only offers green spaces for recreation, lakes, museums and even a beautiful zoo, but it is also home to the only castle in all of America: El Castillo de Chapultepec. It hosted the Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg and his wife, Empress Carlota. It also functioned as a Military College and presidential residence, before becoming a museum.

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You can visit it from Tuesday to Sunday. Enjoy a path specifically designed to take you to the top of Cerro del Chapulín. Its lush gardens will welcome you, making you feel like you have traveled back in time. It´s truly a magic place. In its permanent collection, you will find paintings, footwear and clothing that are at least two centuries old, as well as furniture that belonged to Carlota and Maximiliano.

If you like outdoor activities, Chapultepec is a space where you can go for a morning walk or even train for a marathon. The interior of the forest also offers cultural and leisure activities. Inside the Casa del Lago “Juan José Arreola”, workshops, film screenings and even open-air concerts are held. On weekends, you can enjoy live jazz, rock or any progressive proposal without paying a single peso, just simply take a seat on the grass and enjoy the show.

A few yards away from Bosque de Chapultepec there are three museums that you must go to. The first is the Museo de Arte moderno. You won't have to change directions to arrive, simply continue south.

This museum has collections by Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo and José Luis Cuevas among other visual artists, as well as photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Tina Modotti and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, just to name a few. We guarantee you will see pieces that you did not even imagine were in a museum.

If you walk to Paseo de la Reforma you will find the Museo Nacional de antropología, with a vast collection, from the first settlements in America, to the cultures of northern Mexico. The place is huge, so it will take you a long time to go through each of its rooms. It has help international exhibitions, making it possible for the public to have access to collections from other large museums without having to leave the country. Make sure you don't forget to take a selfie in front of its famous fountain.

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