Chapultepec Park, or Grasshopper Hill, is the largest city park in the world, an awesome expanse of greenery marbled with walking paths that meander between quiet ponds, monumental buildings, and a world-class collection of museums. Visitors could enjoy a quiet afternoon in its embrace, surrounded the sidewalk stands, soccer games, and other amusements, or explore the park for months on end, finding something new every day.
The park was probably set aside as greenspace in the 1300s, but wasn't officially protected until 1428, by King Nezahualcoyotl. The Spanish and Mexican governments have since maintained most of its natural integrity, though they did add aqueducts, palaces, and other public spaces within.
The most popular attractions include the massive zoo, also founded in the 1400s; the National Museum of Anthropology; La Feria Chapultepec Mágico, a small amusement park; and the President's mansion at Los Pinos. Or just enjoy a picnic beneath the spreading trees, and watch the city stroll by.
This tour was superb!!! It was great fun learning to ride the segways, and getting to ride them around the beautiful Chapultepec Park, was awesome. We had a very good tour of the park. The guide was really sweet, helpful, patient and very informative. I highly recommend this tour to everyone!!!
We did not get to see the castle in Chapultepec park and were rushed through the museum of anthropology
Chapultepec Park is enormous, sprawling some 220 hectares (543 acres) through the center of Mexico City. It lies 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the Zócalo, or Central Plaza, bordering the popular upscale neighborhoods of Reforma and Polanco, convenient to many of the great city's best hotels. The Metro Parque Chapultepec stop drops you off right at the park.