Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chapultepec Park

Mexico City's largest park is Chapultepec Park. It's local name is Bosque de Chapultepec, which stands for "hill of the grasshoppers." It was once under rule of the Toltecs. It is said that Huemec, a Toltec leader, hung himself in 1177 after fleeing from Tula. It has become a focal point for Mexico City. It's 2.5 sq.miles hold much to entertain, including amusement parks, lakes, and a zoo. One of the most interesting spots to check is "La tradiciĆ³n del castillo de Chapultepec." It has been the home of Mexican presidents since the fourteenth century. Among all the enertainment there are several museums, zoo, botanical gardens, amusement park, and even a Hall of Fame cememtery. For those of you that aren't into any of that the park also has centuries old forests, several small lakes, andmany outdoor cafes. The 1,800 acres of Chapultepec Park will have something for you, it is something you won't want to miss!!