chapultepec-castle

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Time to update.

We’re actually a hip, vibrant couple that likes to tease each other about the prehistoric references that sometimes get away from us. Whatcha talking ‘bout, Willis?

A couple of weeks ago we visited Mexico City to see Air perform at the Corona Capital Festival. It was awesome! We also managed to squeeze a visit to Chapultepec castle, which is gorgeous and you should totally visit if you get the chance.

Malachite Doors at Chapultepec Castle, Mexico. Made from Russian malachite.

 In 1775 Viceroy  of New Spain Bernardo de Gálvez ordered the construction of a country house for himself at the highest point of Chapultepec Hill.  The site of the hill was a sacred place for Aztecs. Chapultepec Castle is one of only two Royal Castles in the Americas, as well as the only one in North America that was used to house sovereigns: the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I, and his consort Empress Carlota, during the Second Mexican Empire. The Emperor brought from Europe countless pieces of furniture, objets d'art and other fine household items that are exhibited to this day.

Chapultepec castle has some of the world’s most spectacular examples of  russian malachite

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Castillo de Chapultepec - Mexico City
Mexico - 2015

Located at the center of the park of Chapultepec is a one of a kind castle that has continued to withstand the test of time though the decades of change in Mexican history. Having served as the home for past presidents and emperor for Mexico, this castle has also seen its wall converted into a Military Academy and presently serving as a museum for our rich history. The site is one of the most visited in Mexico City due in large part to its location but also history and view that it offers of Paseo de la Reforma, one of the most iconic streets in Latin America.