Mexico City: Exploring Chapultepec

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1. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 318 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hello All,

I made a spontaneous decision to visit Mexico City this week. I have never been here and this by far the least prepared I have been for any trip EVER! Hence, multiple questions on this forum. I am trying to figure out the best way to explore Chapultepec. There is the park, the castle, and Museo de Nacional Antropologia - all of which I want to cover. I have heard of people saying they've watched sunset from the Chapultepec castle - but does it stay open past 5 pm. More importantly, I have heard that the park shuts at 5 pm but the museo de nacional Antroplogia is open until 7pm. I am a little confused about the inconsistency here. Any clarification would be super helpful.

Meanwhile, how much time should I give myself at a bare minimum for exploring the park itself (besides the time that I will devote to the castle and the museum). Any input here would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.