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  2. Belvedere Castle - Wikipedia

    Belvedere Castle is a folly in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City. It contains exhibit rooms, an observation deck, and since 1919 has housed Central Park’s official weather station. Belvedere Castle was designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould in 1867.

  3. Belvedere Castle | Central Park Conservancy

    Belvedere Castle. One of the most iconic features in Central Park, this miniature castle is located atop the huge rock outcrop known as Vista Rock, the second highest natural point in Central Park. Location. Mid-Park at 79th. Restrooms. No restrooms. Open Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

  4. Belvedere Castle - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with...

    The Belvedere Castle is one of the most iconic and widely visited attraction of New York City, NY. Located in Central Park, the Belvedere Castle is a folly and a Romanesque & Gothic style building that was designed by notable architects, Calvert Vaux. and Jacob Wrey Mould in the early 20th Century.

  5. Belvedere Castle in Central Park

    Belvedere Castle. Expand. Experience stunning panoramic views from a castle in the middle of Central Park. Location: MAP | Mid-park at 79th Street - No Restrooms Hours: Summer Hours: Open daily, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Phone: (332) 213-3947.

  6. Sitting high atop Vista Rock (the second highest natural elevation in the park) Belvedere Castle provides a panoramic view in almost every direction. It is also perhaps the most magical monument in Central Park, one that combines function, form and romance – all in one convenient, central location.

  7. A History Of New York's Belvedere Castle In 1 Minute - Culture...

    Over the years, Belvedere Castle struggled with deterioration and vandalism. It underwent a full reconstruction – completed in 1983 – and today, it’s one of the park’s most popular attractions. Despite being a functional site, aesthetics are still one of the castle’s primary functions.

  8. A ‘Beautiful View’: The History of the Belvedere

    Courtesy of the New York Public Library. The beautiful view in decline. Over the 20th century, the “picturesque structure” diminished in beauty. In 1919, the U.S. Weather Service moved into Belvedere Castle, using the structure as a place to collect weather data. For the first time in its 50–year history, the folly was now functional.

  9. What's the Story of the Belvedere Castle in Central Park?

    Belvedere Castle was built as a major architectural attraction right in the heart of Central Park in Manhattan, bringing an Old World touch to the sprawling park that anchors one of the most modern cities in the world.

  10. Central Park Highlights - Belvedere Castle : NYC Parks

    With an Italian name meaning “beautiful view,” the Gothic-style Belvedere Castle was designed as a landmark for the pedestrian park visitor. The castle’s United States flag could be seen from the Mall, drawing the walkers down to Bethesda Terrace, over Bow Bridge, and through the Ramble to the castle itself.

  11. Belvedere Castle in Central Park

    Belvedere Castle. Named for the Italian meaning "beautiful view," Central Park's Belvedere Castle offers park goers exactly what its name implies.