During our last full day in Mexico City, we had the chance to visit and tour the Chapultepec Castle, which used to be

the home of the royal family but is now a famous museum.

Each room is filled with paintings, costumes, and various items to help tell the story of Mexico’s history. Many of the paintings are of significant battles and the museum also houses the Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire, the document that declared Mexico’s independence from Spain.

It was interesting to be able to see objects and documents that are so significant to Mexico. Outside of the castle, there were beautiful gardens with views of the city where many of the students had the opportunity to take pictures. The castle was a beautiful place to tour as one large group for the last time before heading to Carol Baur and eventually parting ways.

– Laney R.