Palace Profile: Chapultepec Castle

  April 2, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The Castle from the Chapultepec Park

Location: Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, United Mexican States
Built: 1785-1787
Architect: Francisco Bambitelli and Manuel Agustín Mascaró (original construction); Carl Gangolf Kayser and Julius Hofmann (renovations)
Commissioned By: Bernardo Vicente de Gálvez y Madrid, Viceroy of New Spain
Style: Neoclassical
On The Palace Grounds: Chapultepec Park
Current Owner: The Mexican State
Current Use: Museo Nacional de Historia
Fun Fact: The Palace is the only North American palace to be home to reigning sovereigns – Emperor Maximilian and his wife Carlota chose Chapultepec as their court when they arrived in Mexico in 1864

A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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