Castillo de Chapultepec.
Castillo de Chapultepec was built between 1780 and 1790 on the site of an Aztec fort. The castle provides beautiful panoramic views of the city. The gardens that surround the castle are designed by Empress Carlotta herself. Initially, the building was occupied by Military Academy, and then it served as an official royal residence. In 1939, by order of President Cardenas, the castle became the location of the National History Museum (Museo Nacional de Historia). Castillo de Chapultepec has been recently reopened after two years of a thorough restoration that included not only the structure of the building, but also its inner premises.
Museo Frida Kahlo.
Museo Frida Kahlo is located in the former house of a mysterious and original artist Frida Kahlo. She lived in this house together with her husband Diego Rivera. The museum displays personal items of the artist - her jewelry, unfinished canvases on easels, and her wheelchair that stands in the studio where she painted. Besides Frida Kahlo paintings the museum exhibits works by Mexican artists Jose Maria Velasco and Jose Clemente Orozco.
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