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Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec)
Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec)

Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec)

Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

The Basics

Located in the center of Mexico City, Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec) is found 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the zócalo, or central plaza, along the border of the popular upscale neighborhoods of Reforma and Polanco. Considered one of the world’s oldest urban parks, it’s believed to have been set aside as green space in the 1300s, but wasn't officially protected until 1428 by King Nezahualcoyotl.

In addition to exploring the grounds by bike, Segway, or on foot, many tours also provide the option to visit main attractions, such as Chapultepec Castle, which is home to the National History Museum (Museo Nacional de Historia) and the National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología).

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The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
$45.26 per adult
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Excellent Tour!
Gabbi shared a lot of history regarding Mexico, as well as Mexican culture. I learned a lot and really enjoyed seeing the city!
Shelanda_F, Dec 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

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José Luis made this very special for our family
Navpreet_K, Aug 2021
Chapultepec Castle and Park Private Walking Tour
José Luis was a wonderful tour guide. He was really attentive to my mom having diabetes, he pointed out every restroom she could use and happily took many breaks for pictures & rest. He was also really patient waiting when we would translate to our parents after he explained in English. He adjusted the picnic so we would have vegetarian options as well. This tour was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. The tickets & lunch were included, as well as pickup to and from our hotel. The tour lasted about 3-4 hours.
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Must do!!! Easy, informative and super fun
Maria_K, Nov 2020
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
It was one of the best days I had. My guide was so knowledgeable and fun. She showed me different places around the City and showed me how to safely ride a bike in Mexico City. She was always aware of where I was and how fast or slow to ride next to me. I will do more bike tours for sure
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Amazing tour!
Laura_G, Mar 2020
Chapultepec Castle and Park Private Walking Tour
Absolutely wonderful tour! My husband and I learned so much from Alicia our tour guide. I had visited the castle before but I found out so much information that I didn’t know prior thanks to how knowledgeable Alicia was. She answered all our questions and had such an easy doing disposition. My husband and I had a blast! Would highly recommend!
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Great morning excercise
925patrickp, Aug 2018
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
I took the Sunday morning bike tour, and the time felt perfect. The streets were not yet too crowded so it was easy to navigate through the streets. There were a lot of picture opportunities. The guide knew a lot about the history of CDMX, and it was great to put some context to the beautiful city. We biked through streets, and even through buildings! A great experience overall.
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We had a great time on this tour...
Gabriela M, Nov 2017
Mexico City Segway Tour: Chapultepec Park
We had a great time on this tour! Our tour guide Jonathan was so nice and knowledgable. He was very patient teaching us how to use the segways and was very careful in getting us safely around Mexico City. The segways were state of the art and in excellent condition. They were so fun and easy to use and our 14 year old son had a blast! We got to see a lot of the city on our way to Chapultepec Park and got to enjoy the park and the lake. Jonathan took a lot of pictures of us during the tour and sent them to us via email, so that we wouldn't have to stop having fun to take pictures ourselves: We had a very nice day and when we got back we had a really good snack waiting for us at their wonderful, organic cafe. Our 16 year old daughter got sick that day, so she couldn't go last minute and they were kind enough to give us a partial refund on her ticket. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and this tour company:
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Pablo is great and so is gadget...
Alex P, Jan 2017
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
Pablo is great and so is gadget. Awesome tour with very in depth history and detail. Would definitely go again.
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GREAT TOUR!
DOUGLAS_H, Mar 2021
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
The tour guide was very experienced and well educated, and happy to share her knowledge. She was also willing and able to address the many questions I had, as well as entertain a lively exchange about a very wide range of historical and current cultural, social, archiological, architectural topics, and the many people, issues, and events affecting the overall layout of Mexico City, and, Mexico in general. Very safe, relaxed, and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour. It greatly enhanced the wide variety of experiences of my overall Mexico City vacation.
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This tour was worth every penny - we...
Kate F, Apr 2018
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
This tour was worth every penny - we went on this tour our first full day in Mexico City and it was a brilliant introduction to the various areas, places to eat and drink, Mexican life, etc. Our guide was so knowledgeable English excellent we didn't really need to consult the guide book again! It was no bother on the bikes at all flat city and very well behaved traffic indeed in comparison to London - we buzzed around lots of places that the open top bus just touches don't bother with the tour bus - really slow, the language options don't work and there are no headphones - bring your own. You can of course just hire a bike direct but it was so much more enjoyable with our guide. Don't miss! Ice creams in Chapultepec park are a must!
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We actually ended up choosing the...
Tiffany S, Jan 2018
The Emperor Route, Chapultepec & Paseo de la Reforma Historical bike tour
We actually ended up choosing the Urban Street Art tour and we got lucky enough to get Pablo !! He was so awesome and was super informative. He gave us great insight about how the street art movement ties in with old Mexico and the new thriving culture of what's happening in the current Mexico. The murals are insanely beautiful and the artwork changes so often that whatever you get to see on this tour is a very unique experience. He also gave us the option to check out other off the beaten path neighborhoods and we were more than excited to check them out with a native Mexico City resident. Really interesting to see other parts of the city that only locals are at and see how things are different from the tourist areas. Always felt so safe and Pablo was a great leader and guide.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Chapultepec Park is divided into three sections (Primera, Segunda, and Tercera Seccions); most of the popular attractions are located in the first section.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, if you plan to explore the park all day, since it’s double the size of New York's Central Park.

  • The green space features a zoo and small amusement park called La Feria Chapultepec Mágico, making it a must-see destination for families with young children.

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How to Get There

Within walking distance to many Mexico City hotels, Chapultepec Park is easily accessible via public transportation. Take Line 1 to Chapultepec Station, which drops you off right at the park. The Turibus’ main line (Chapultepec–Centro Historico) also travels through the park.

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When to Get There

Chapultepec Park draws both locals and tourists throughout the week (admission is free). It’s especially busy on weekends (particularly Sundays) and holidays. The first section is open during daylight hours, while the second and third sections are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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National History Museum

Found inside Chapultepec Castle, which is famous for being the only castle in North America to have housed royalty, the National History Museum features a permanent collection that includes paintings, documents, artifacts, and clothing from different periods in Mexican history. It also serves as a venue for concerts and theater productions. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.

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