Museo Nacional de Historia
Castillo de Chapultepec
A visible reminder of Mexico’s bygone aristocracy, the ‘castle’ that stands atop Chapultepec Hill was begun in 1785 but not completed...
Monumento a Los Niños Héroes
The six marble columns marking the eastern entrance to the park commemorate the ‘boy heroes,’ six young cadets who perished in battle....
Highlighting Mexico’s plant diversity, the 4-hectare complex is divided into sections that reflect the country’s varied climatic zones....
A small independent theater with an eclectic program. Jazz ensembles perform Thursday night in the theater's restaurant-bar.
Museo Nacional de Historia information
Historical exhibits chronicle the period from the rise of colonial Nueva España to the Mexican Revolution. On display are iconic objects such as the sword wielded by José María Morelos in the Siege of Cuautla and the Virgin of Guadalupe banner borne by Miguel Hidalgo in his march for independence.
Additionally, the museum features a number of dramatic interpretations of Mexican history by leading muralists including Juan O’Gorman’s panoramic Retablo de la Independencia (Panel of Independence).