Chapultepec Castle – D.F.

Chapultepec Castle is a regal site atop Chapultepec Hill, which translates as “grasshopper hill.” It was a sacred site for the Aztecs and is the only North American castle to serve as home for royalty, Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota in the 19th century. In 1847, six teenage military cadets died defending the castle from U.S. military invaders in the Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican-American War; they are honored with a mural at the castle’s entrance. Today, the castle houses the Museo Nacional de Historia.

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