In the Western part of Mexico City we can find the amazing Chapultepec Park, around 30 minutes from the historic city center.
Parque Chapultepec is 2 times larger as Central Park in New York City. There is enough to do for multiple walks, but an interesting route is Chapultepec Prehispanico. With a focus on Mexico´s prehispanic history, exploring several archeological findings of the Aztec culture and monuments in honor of the Aztec / Mexica culture.
Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) in Mexico City, is one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, measuring in total just over 686 hectares (1,695 acres). Centered on a rock formation called Chapultepec Hill, one of the park’s main functions is an ecological space in Greater Mexico City. It is considered the first and most important of Mexico City’s “lungs”, with trees that replenish oxygen to the Valley of Mexico. The park area has been inhabited and considered a landmark since the Pre-Columbian era, when it became a retreat for Aztec rulers.
In the colonial period, Chapultepec Castle was built here, eventually becoming the official residence of Mexican heads of state. It would remain so until 1940, when it was moved to another part of the park called Los Pinos.
Check out Meetup – Aztec Explorers, to see when we organize the next guided walk in Chapultepec Prehispanico, exploring it´s prehispanic past and it´s monuments in honor to the Aztec / Mexica culture. With certified guide, a guided walk of 3.5 hours: ask us for our next dates with Aztec Explorers on Whatsapp: https://wa.me/525513083732
Our latest Calendar can always be found on the website of Azteca Travel Tours Art.
All details of all trips can be found on Meetup – Aztec Explorers, free sign up.
About us and all contact information.