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Belvedere Castle

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Address: Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City, NY
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Originally built in 1869 as a lookout, this Rococo-style castle now houses...

Originally built in 1869 as a lookout, this Rococo-style castle now houses the Henry Luce Nature Observatory and weather measuring devices.

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USD 50.00*
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Central Park Pedicab Tour
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USD 99.00*
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Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park
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USD 68.14*
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Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

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Great scenic view

We took a stroll through Central Park on a beautiful November day and stopped by Belvedere Castle. We walked to the top deck and were able to get a great view of the park and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Jose, California, United States
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was disappointed with Belvedere Castle as its merely a tower. A tower with steep, narrow steps that only allow for one person at a time to either climb up or descend the steps. The views from more than one direction are excellent from the top which is a circular room that is small. But once you've had your fill... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a stroll through Central Park on a beautiful November day and stopped by Belvedere Castle. We walked to the top deck and were able to get a great view of the park and the city. It is beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stop, you will have a great view from the top. It's an impressive building to see in a park like Central Park.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect stop for a picture. Was a little disappointed it was closed when we were there, otherwise you can go inside and see beautiful views of central park.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Belvedere Castle itself is kind of cute - itself, it's absolutely tiny. But the real draw it offers is the view from up top. You can see a lot of Central Park and, I believe, only truly appreciate its beauty then.

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Becker, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The castle is a great place for a picture or two. You can go inside, but have one person stay below to take pictures. The view is nice. It's a quick little stop as you walk through the park.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This place is located Inside central park but not much to see in it and I dont find it particular interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Who would have thought that right in the middle of Central Park is a castle! But it’s not really a castle per se, but promises a beautiful day out for visitors. It’s one of the highest peak within Central Park and serves as an excellent lookout point. 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Belvedere Castle sits atop Vista Rock (the highest point in Central Park) in the centre of Central Park. You will pass directly in front of the castle if walking across the park from The Met to the Museum of Natural History or vice-versa. A not to be missed Central Park sight !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is located Inside central park and is quite a Nice "different" place compared to Other central park sites I dont find it particular interesting though Thomas

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