Bosque de Chapultepec

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Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City.

Chapultepec Forest (Bosque de Chapultepec), also known just as Chapultepec(hill of grasshoppers” in Nahuatl) , is a park located in Mexico City, specifically on the Miguel Hidalgo town hall. It is an artificial lake and has been drained a couple of times for repairs.

The bus stop sign that stops at Chapultepec features a grasshopper on the sign.

Because of its wide space, it’s the home of some of Mexico’s most important touristic places, for example, the National Museum of Anthropology. Due to this fact, is a place often visited by both Mexican and tourists that want to get to know this beautiful country.

The Chapultepec Forest, historically, was located on the top part of an island, which is the reason why it can be seen from a distance. The first part of the forest crosses the Paseo de la Reforma and the Molino del Rey, and it has green fences.

At the same time, the second and third section goes as far as the Panteón de Dolores. In sum, Chapultepec has more than half of the green areas of the metropolitan land, in spite of the fact that its waters don’t work anymore.

The most famous trees on Chapultepec are ahuehuetes, which are gigantic trees that aren’t alive anymore but are represented by statues. Besides, the forest hosts more than 42 species of trees and scenery; and it includes a botanical garden and a zoo.

Some of the important places inside the Chapultepec Forest are museums, such as the Caracol, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of History and the Tamayo. Besides, there are sports areas such as the parks, like the Tamayo, Gandhi, and Líbano; and there are many fountains like the Ornamental, Novios, Quijote and Ranas.

Overall, Chapultepec Forest is one of the most attractive places to visit in Mexico City, because of its amazing space and different things to look at. Being home to museums, gardens, monuments, and zoos, it’s definitely the favorite of many people that love contemplating outdoor scenery and want to know Mexican plants and animal species.