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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Castle Garden

El Jardín del Alcázar

 
 
The Castle Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
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 the time, the inner garden is visually integrated to the outside, here Chapultepec Forest.
 
Location. 19° 25.239′ N, 99° 10.87′ W.
The Castle Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. The Castle Garden Marker
Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Touch for map. The marker is on the edge of the garden of the National Observatory on top of the Chapultepec Castle.
 
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 Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (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); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Military College of Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. AgricultureForts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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