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Chapultepec was the scene of the last-ditch Mexican resistance in the war between Mexico and the United States (1846–48). U.S. forces under General Winfield Scott, having seized Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico, advanced on the capital.
The Battle of Chapultepec was an assault by invading American forces on a small contingent of Mexican forces holding the strategically located Chapultepec Castle just outside Mexico City, fought 13 September 1847 during the Mexican–American War.
Chapultepec is a fabulous place for a family getaway. Take the little ones along and enjoy these fun family friendly experiences together: National Museum of Anthropology tour w/ optional Small Group Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basílica de Guadalupe Tour
Bosque de Chapultepec: one of the largest city parks in the world. At almost 1700 acres, it is about twice the size of New York City’s Central Park. With about 15 million visitors per year, it is one...
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Apr 19, 2019 · Chapultepec means “Hill of the Grasshoppers” in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. The site of the castle was an important landmark to the Aztecs who inhabited Tenochtitlan, the ancient city which would later become known as Mexico City. The hill was located on an island in Lake Texcoco where the Mexica people made their home.
- Monument to Los Niños Heroes. Chapultepec Park has a fascinating history dating back to Prehispanic times. It was a summer residence of Aztec rulers, and water from the springs here was conveyed to the temple precinct in the capital by means of an aqueduct, remains of which can still be seen.
- Chapultepec Lake. El Lago de Chapultepec is an artificial lake located in the first section of the park, near the zoo and Chapultepec Castle. You can rent a rowboat or a pedal boat for an hour to enjoy the scenery from a different perspective.
- Chapultepec Castle. This castle is located at the highest point of Chapultepec hill, offering sublime views of the surroundings. Construction began on this building during the colonial period, and it has had several uses, including a military academy which was the site of the Battle of Chapultepec in which several young cadets lost their lives.
- Alfonso Herrera Zoo. The zoo at Chapultepec park opened in 1927 and is named after its founder, biologist Alfonso L. Herrera. The zoo facilities were completely remodeled between 1992 and 1994.
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