Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle
Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle is part of the Tentative list of Mexico in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Been here many times! In "historic" terms, when has a castle in the Latin American region been inscribed in the list? Let's remember the scope of European influence during the 19th century in Mexico, 'cause only so will we understand the real value of this site. ;)
There are four sections to this park, and I am unsure what sections would be included in a world heritage bid. If you are a visitor to Mexico City you are unlikely to visit any section beyond the 1st. My visit included a relaxing walk through the park starting from Metro Constituyentes and ending with a visit to the Castillo.
As far as palaces go, I'm sure this particular palace shares many similar merits with already inscribed palaces. The most unique features are the excellent views of the surrounding vast park and cityscape, the stained glass hallway, and some of the grand murals. I enjoyed my time, but I have doubts about this TWHS every becoming a world heritage site. Nevertheless I had a pleasant time walking through this pleasant park and seeing masterful use of stained glass.
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- Full name: Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle
- Country: Mexico
2001 - Submitted