Breathe in the Fresh Air of the Chapultepec Forest | Visit México

Breathe in the Fresh Air of the Chapultepec Forest

Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México

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If you wish to visit Chapultepec, get up early, put on comfortable clothes and a good hat for the sun. Jump into the adventure and give yourself the opportunity to observe everyday Mexico.

WALK THE AVENUES OF THE PARK
Walk along the pedestrian avenues of the park surrounded by old ahuehuetes, or Mexican cypress, cedars, pines, among others. Experience the fresh air of the park, enjoy the ancient lakes visited by the Aztec emperor Moctezuma and take a walk in what used to be a botanical garden.

VISIT THE CHAPULTEPEC CASTLE
Take a short walk to reach Chapultepec Castle, which was the imperial palace of Maximilian of Habsburg and the presidential residence during the 19th century. Today it houses the National History Museum and is the home to the Siqueiros, Orozco, O´Gorman and Gonzalez Camarena’s murals. Enjoy the sumptuousness of the rooms of President Porfirio Díaz and his wife. Don't forget to look out from the balconies of the Castle to admire the panoramic view of the Mexican capital.

OBSERVE THE RITUAL OF THE FLYERS OF PAPANTLA
In front of the Museum of Anthropology, enjoy the Ritual of the Papantla flyers , where four men dressed in colorful costumes are "launched into flight" from a 66 foot-high pole, to which they are tied with ropes while one remains at the top, playing a sweet melody with a drum and a flute.

PASEO DE LA REFORMA
End your day wandering the Paseo de la Reforma. Admire the famous Angel of Independence, which is a symbol of the city, Diana the Huntress and El Caballito, the Equestrian Statue of Charles IV of Spain. Along the way, enjoy historic and contemporary buildings that line the avenue and house luxurious hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.