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Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Castle Garden

El Jardín del Alcázar

 
 
The Castle Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. The Castle Garden Marker
Inscription.  
"Construir castillos con terrazas ajardinadas", fue la definición de felicidad que Maximiliano expresó en alguna ocasión. Profundo conocedor de la arquitectura y la jardinería palaciegas de su época, y aficionado a la botánica, en la terraza del Castillo encontró un sitio para hacer realidad su sueño. Alrededor de este jardín íntimo, bordeado por corredores con techos ligeros sostenidos sobre delgadas columnas de hierro, Maximiliano escuchaba y dictaba su correspondencia. Al igual que en los palacios europeos de la época, el jardín interior se integraba visualmente a un parque exterior, aquí el bosque de Chapultepec.

English translation:
"To build castles with roof gardens" was the definition of happiness Maximilian expressed on at least one occasion. Connoisseur of architecture and the palace gardens of his time, and also an amateur botanist, on the terrace of the castle he found a place to realize his dream. Around this intimate garden bordered by corridors with lightweight roofs supported on slender iron columns, Maximiliano listened to visitors and dictated correspondence. As in European palaces of
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the time, the inner garden is visually integrated to the outside, here Chapultepec Forest.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureForts and CastlesMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 19° 25.239′ N, 99° 10.87′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección. The marker is on the edge of the garden of the National Observatory on top of the Chapultepec Castle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 11100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sounds in the Distance (a few steps from this marker); Vicente Suárez, Child Hero of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); The Heroic Cadets (a few steps from this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); From the Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Springs and Aqueducts (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Castle Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. The Castle Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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