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Belvedere Castle

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Address: Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-772-0210
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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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Central Park Pedicab Tour
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Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park
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Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

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A picture perfect stop

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Eileen P
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Becker, Minnesota
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Becker, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This castle is a fun break from walking in the park. Nice view of the water and fun for kids to climb. It's a nice walk over from the Museum of Nat History. There's a cute little gift shop inside and possibly your info. They take donations to keep up with maintenance. Two levels to climb.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Designed as an observatory the castle is a great spot to pictures of the park from many angles. It does get busy so go with patience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We didn't plan our trip into Central Park very well ahead of time, so we had no idea this little castle was even there. Were glad we stumbled upon it though, we hiked to the top and soaked in the great views of the park below.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very nice castle loocated in the middle of central park. The view is nice. If you want to go inside, the schedule is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This castle really surprised us. This was unexpected to find such a structure in Central Park. The view was fantastic! :-)

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