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Belvedere Castle

79th Street, Mid Central Park, New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-772-0288
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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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  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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“turtle pond” (28 reviews)
“weather station” (18 reviews)
“great lawn” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
79th Street, Mid Central Park, New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-772-0288
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk through the park was really relaxing and once you get to the castle you have really nice views of the city.

Thank Amydwoodward
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a really cool spot to stop at in Central Park. It’s a pretty short walk from the Alice in wonderland statue. The views from the top were so pretty and the architecture was just really neat to see up close. The staircase inside...More

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice place in the heart of Central Park! And the views you will see from the Castle are gorgeous. Definitely a place to visit. You will need WIFI to find it because of detours.

Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can climb the castle and enjoy the best view of the lake, New York and parts of Central Park. For a small donation.

1  Thank SeaStar2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's cool because you don't expect to see a castle in the middle of a park, but there it is! It has a pretty view of the park and plaques to tell you all about it.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little castle in the middle of Central park. You can get great views from the balcony above and the Shakespeare gardens are right next to it. Lovely xx

Thank Princess L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Central Park many times but never ventured to the castle until this trip. It was such an amazing view. We loved it. It’s not for people who have difficulty walking or doing stairs. I would definitely suggest it if your like...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We walked from the MET through Central Park to locate this castle which is found midway across the park. It is essentially an info centre but you can pay a donation and go to the top deck of the castle and see great views of...More

Thank Twickes
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We walked for what felt like forever. I guess I was just expecting a lot more than what this offered. If you're in the area, might as well walk up but I wouldn't go out of your way to see it.

Thank Mallory T
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely views from here and it’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in such a big park, it’s lovely to see. You can see the turtle pond from above too. It’s free to go in but there is a donation box, you aren’t obliged to...More

Thank TA-Scott83
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Melissa R
23 October 2016|
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Response from mdgirlnpa |
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