Bosque de Chapultepec is an immense Mexico City park—one of the largest in the entire Western Hemisphere—packed full of green space and historic sites to enjoy. It covers 1,695 acres of space, which is just over double the size of Central Park in New York City.

Feel free to bring everyone along to this park, as there's fun for the whole family. Organised into 3 sections, this park offers relaxation and opportunities to get active in equal measure. Most visitors stay for about 3 or 4 hours, but it'll take you the entire day to explore everything the park has to offer.

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What are the highlights of Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City?

No trip to Bosque de Chapultepec would be complete without visiting the castle. The historic Chapultepec Castle dates back to the 18th century when its construction began. It now houses the Museo Nacional de Historia.

If you're more interested in outdoor adventures, you may want to check out the Chapultepec Zoo and its population of exotic and fascinating animals. For travellers looking to get active, the Gandhi Circuit is a popular path through tranquil trees that's perfect for jogging, walking, and biking. There are distance markers along the path if you want to measure progress.

What else is good to know about Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City?

Before you visit Bosque de Chapultepec, there are a few tips to keep in mind. The third section of the park isn't all that developed, as it's focused mostly on ecological preservation, so if you don't want to feel like you're in the wilderness, stick to the first and second sections.

While you're at the park, you may want to visit some of the surrounding attractions as well. Just east of the park, you can see El Ángel de la Independencia, a towering monument to freedom. Northwest is the Museo Soumaya, home to a massive collection of European artwork.

Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City

Location: Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico

Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

Phone: +52 55 5271 1939