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Bosque de Chapultepec

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"Bosque de Chapultepec, or Chapultepec Forest, is a vast and sprawling urban park located in the heart of Mexico City. Covering over 1,600 acres, it is one of the largest city parks in the world. The park is home to numerous attractions, including several museums, the Chapultepec Castle, a zoo, a lake, and various gardens. Visitors can also explore miles of walking paths and jogging trails, making it a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. Bosque de Chapultepec is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico City and immerse themselves in nature. The park gets its name from grasshoppers (chapulines). It was once called the Grasshopper Hill. You will also see dried chapulines being sold all over the park. There are many paths in the center of the park lined with stalls selling trinkets and souvenirs, as well as snacks, fruit, and drinks. You can also see the Danza de los Voladores, which is the traditional ritual, where 4 men climb a pole and swing down. There is a pole for this in the park section in front of the Museo de Antropologia. This is a great place to have a picnic, or just stroll around. You can get a great view of the entire park from on top of the Castill de Chapultepec. "
"This park is 1,695 acres of green space and historical sites at the heart of Mexico City. It's a great place to explore if you're looking for leisure or cultural experiences. The park is packed with activities and vendors. It is VERY busy on Sundays. "
"Large green space, a massive urban forest spanning nearly three square miles. The Bosque de Chapultepec is packed with gems, including the Castillo de Chapultepec (the only castle in the Americas ever occupied by European royalty)"

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