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Belvedere Castle

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Address: Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City, NY
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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US$99.00*
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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 great place to visit

Belvedere Castle is a little hidden gem in the middle of Central Park. It is tiny, and only has two upper levels that you can access, but both are accessed using tight little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Belvedere Castle is a little hidden gem in the middle of Central Park. It is tiny, and only has two upper levels that you can access, but both are accessed using tight little spiral stone staircases that will only accommodate flow in one direction at a time. Of course this can make for some interesting encounters halfway up, or down.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The word "castle" inspire images that send many people's expectations skyward. If you can avoid doing this, and treat this small, picturesque structure with a pleasant view over the turtle pond and surrounds on its merits, then you won't be disappointed. There's a visitor centre here where you can buy merchandise, tickets for tours or even better - join the... More 

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West Deptford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

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Cologne, Germany
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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.

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Becker, Minnesota
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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.

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