We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Belvedere Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number:
+1 212-772-0210
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$50.00*
and up
Central Park Pedicab Tour
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park
More Info
US$68.14*
and up
Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 381 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Little castle in the middle of a park!

We found out about the castle through Tripadvisor and decided to find it on our walk through Central Park. It took us a while to find it but when we did it was so cute. It's not a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
frenchi700
,
Derbyshire
Add Photo Write a Review

381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 192: English reviews
West Deptford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walking around the park was very nice Saturday The castle was great to see was so glad I took the walk through the park

Helpful?
Thank jkaa1078
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
204 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found out about the castle through Tripadvisor and decided to find it on our walk through Central Park. It took us a while to find it but when we did it was so cute. It's not a big castle but the fact that is in the middle of Central Park made it very interesting. We met a volunteer at... More 

Helpful?
Thank frenchi700
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank babyboomertraveling
San Jose, California, United States
Level Contributor
67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Helpful?
Thank Libby S
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
174 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Helpful?
Thank rmathijssen
Iowa
Level Contributor
83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Helpful?
Thank court1545
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
77 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

Helpful?
Thank Tana F
Becker, Minnesota
Level Contributor
178 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

Helpful?
Thank Eileen P
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
501 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank jordansbulls
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
728 reviews
438 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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. 

Helpful?
1 Thank JuiTeoh

Travellers who viewed Belvedere Castle also viewed

 

Been to Belvedere Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Belvedere Castle and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Belvedere Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?