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Belvedere Castle

101 West 79th Street, New York, NY, United States
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    Courtney Beachner
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    4 Feb 17, 2014

    Such a fun little place to visit. It was very easy to find in the park since it was winter. During the warm months, the trees hide it if you don't know to look for it. The top has a nice view over the pond, lots of tourists taking family photos. Likely to be a quick visit since there's not really any activities besides observing the weather stats in Central Park bedore heading off to another nearby spot---very close to The Met!

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    Rich Carriero
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    4 Nov 20, 2013

    Ok, I've never bothered to learn the story of the Belvedere Castle but I have seen it many times. The view from the parapets is nice and Shakespeare in the Park performances are given in the adjoining theater.

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    Jared Halpern
    4 Dec 23, 2012

    A fun stop off if you're near by. Amazing views of the park if you climb to the very top. They have bird watching kits with binoculars for rent, as well as guides.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Dec 02, 2012

    One of the highlights of Central Park. Get a great view of the park from up top, and learn a bit about all of the birds that call Central Park home

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    4 Oct 05, 2012
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    3 Aug 20, 2012
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    Corrie Smith
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Go to the top for an amazing view of Central Park!

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    Ryan Kaczmarek
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Cool old building... but not really a castle...

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    5 Feb 28, 2013
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    4 Apr 07, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
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544 people visited Belvedere Castle

Description

Exquisite Belvedere Castle sits on the highest point in New York's Central Park, on top of Vista Rock. The gorgeous castle, which was built in the late 19th century, contains both the Henry Luce Nature Observatory and a weather station. Stroll though the observatory and view interesting, as well as educational, exhibits on Central Park's ecology. Climb to Belvedere Castle's rooftop to enjoy a ... read more
breathtaking view of the beautiful park, as well as Manhattan's unique skyline. Belvedere Castle is open daily, and admission is absolutely free, so bring the entire family.

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