Latin America’s largest urban park

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Early morning in the Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park is the largest urban park in Latin America covering an area of 1695 acres and lies in the heart of Mexico City acting as its “lungs”. Chapultepec means “Grasshopper Hill”, referring to the rocky outcrop on which the Castle stands. It is not only an important ecological forest area with lakes and wildlife, but is also home to 9 museums, a funfair and Mexico City’s zoo. It is a very popular place both for chilangos (Mexico City residents) and tourists. The enormous park is empty in the early mornings but can get very crowded at the weekends.

 

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