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Belvedere Castle

Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City, NY
+1 212-772-0210
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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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Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City, NY
+1 212-772-0210
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice, impressive and historical. Was under renovation when we visited but from the outside it looked so impressive. The castle presents a good photo taking opportunity and it overlooks a great area of the park Swing by if ur in the park and enjoy the...More

Thank Manuel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting and surprising thing to come across in Central Park. Got some great pics from here. But no real history other than monitoring weather.

Thank JohnsGirl87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking or biking in Central Park? Why not swing by Belvedere Castle? Centrally located within the park. Really nice to look at.

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice spot in central park with nice view. When traveling with children you need attractions. Central park in one of those. Adding a known location from a movie, adds to the excitement. For small children, Smurfs movie and Gargamel are an attraction, giving Belvedere...More

Thank ersigal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same architects behind the entire concept of the Central Park, was built in the late 1880s. The structure itself doesn't present anything exciting, but the views are unparalleled. Be ready to wait a few...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A visit to the central park was part of our guided tour. We stopped there for a short while and found this beautiful castle. The view was good and we had a good time there.

Thank 4buttercups
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My son knew the castle from many movies we've seen, so it was a must stop during our hike through the park. Worth a stop for that sake and a few pictures.

Thank kellog7771
Reviewed 15 July 2017

In the middle of Central Park is a castle. Excellent views from the roof of the castle. The staircases are a little difficult to walk at times if there are crowds.

1  Thank CTS_Knows
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Thats about it, beautiful view... Belvedere Castle is a folly in Central Park in Manhattan. It contains various rooms for exhibitions and has an observation deck. Since 1919, the folly has also been the location of the official Central Park weather station. Belvedere means "beautiful...More

2  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to get up and had the best views on the park. What was of most interest was the plaque regarding who originally funded etc and the history of those that made NY their home in that time.

1  Thank TP1111
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Melissa R
23 October 2016|
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We walked to the park from the Natural History Museum, but we took the Metro there. Not sure if that is too far of a walk for your travel companion. I do know that when we tried to Uber back, our Uber driver couldn't find... More
Melissa R
15 October 2016|
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Response from 179arletter | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's open to the public for free