Chapultepec Forest (Bosque de Chapultepec)
- Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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The main park in Mexico City, Chapultepec Forest (also called the Bosque de Chapultepec) was once the temporary home of the Aztec empire after its citizens migrated to modern-day Mexico City in the 13th century. Today, Chapultepec is Mexico City's largest and most popular park, and a gathering place for families seeking respite from the busy and crowded city. The park contains the current presidential residence, the former presidential palace, several museums, many large lakes, and a zoo. Highly recommended among travelers and writers is the park's Museo Nacional de Antropología (or National Museum of Anthropology), which showcases Mexico's pre-Hispanic peoples.