Central Park

Belvedere Castle

Castle and Scenic Lookout
Central Park, New York
  • Stacy H.
    "Huge area overlooking the park that's perfect to take photos!"(7 Tips)
    "lookout point for the Great Lawn"(2 Tips)
    Liana L.
    "Lovely castle that overlooks parts of Central Park."(2 Tips)
    "A romantic castle for a Princess moment ♥️"(3 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 6, 2012
    Make a point to visit the upper floors of the castle (only accessible by narrow winding stairs) and enjoy the best views of the park from the park. Call ahead to check if they’re open.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CMay 31, 2016
    The views are beautiful on the ground floor, but if you want to go inside you should go before 5 pm on a day other than Monday.
  • nycgo
    nycgoSeptember 23, 2011
    Designed by Calvert Vaux in the 1860s as a lookout point for the Great Lawn to the north and the Ramble to the south. Now home to the Henry Luce Nature Observatory. Read more
  • KeiKa A.
    KeiKa AJanuary 2, 2012
    I went there on a hot summer day... BIG MISTAKE! I boiled inside the castle walls but it was worth it when we got to the top because the view was breath taking!
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 28, 2012
    Having a princess moment? Head to Belvedere to reenact your favorite Disney moment. Grab a blanket and share a bottle of wine with friends in a unique picnic spot overlooking the Great Lawn. —Tera L.
  • Eylis G.
    Eylis GarciaNovember 9, 2014
    Its cool and touristy. Great view of Central Park. Climb to the top. Just do it.
  • Jordan T.
    Jordan TaylorAugust 21, 2016
    A beautiful scenic spot in Central Park. The castle overlooks great views of the park, including the Turtle Pond.
  • Bridesign Wedding Flowers
    This place would be an amazing wedding venue! Keep in mind that our flowers can be delivered directly to any wedding venue, including this one!! Read more
  • Bollare
    BollareSeptember 30, 2011
    Having a princess moment? Head to Belvedere to reenact your favorite Disney moment. Grab a blanket and share a bottle of wine with friends in a unique picnic spot overlooking the Great Lawn. —Tera
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UJune 29, 2014
    Definitely go all the way up. Best view of the park. You are also looking down on the Shakespeare Theater.
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoDecember 9, 2015
    Very cool spot to stop in the park and enjoy! Great views of the city and provides great sunsets.
  • Katharine H.
    Katharine HaldemanMarch 8, 2016
    It's smaller than one might think but climbing up to the various balconies gives you a great view of the surrounding park
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    The Belvedere Castle offers visitors exactly what its name implies: "Beautiful View or Beautiful to see." I totally agree!
  • Liana L.
    Liana LauDecember 5, 2011
    Lovely castle that overlooks parts of Central Park. Turtle Pond is fun for - you guessed it! - turtle watching.
  • Mandola Joe
    Mandola JoeSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you plan on trompin' 'round the Park all day, don't save the steps up to the Castle for your last stop. There's quite a lot of 'em...
  • Jennifer
    JenniferApril 18, 2013
    Go to the balconies and you will be able to see famous landmarks: Delacorte Theater, Great Lawn and Turtle Pond.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Planning a nature hike? Borrow a free Discovery Kit backpack equipped with binoculars, a guidebook, maps and sketching materials. Must be 6 or older with an adult.Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleFebruary 28, 2016
    Really nice lookout point to stop at if you're exploring Central Park.
  • Lorena N.
    Lorena NascimentoSeptember 9, 2014
    Go upstairs and enjoy the view. Check it out for some flyers on info desk downstairs.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    A great view of Central Park, you can head inside to get an even higher lookout.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondApril 18, 2016
    Cool late 19th century birder's lookout, fun to check out and watch for weddings.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 31, 2011
    Climb to the observation deck and take a look at the park, the turtle pond and the city in the background! Breathtaking. Read more
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HoehleDecember 4, 2010
    Go inside the castle and go up to the second floor. Huge area overlooking the park that's perfect to take photos!
  • loran j.
    loran jonakJune 24, 2015
    I didn't even know this was here. Great views of the park from all levels of the castle.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 6, 2015
    Great views in a cute spot. It's worth the wait to go to the very top!
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJune 22, 2015
    A castle in mid Central Park! A good photo opportunity here.
  • Lily
    LilyMarch 28, 2015
    Beautiful view of the park and skyline.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 21, 2012
    It's free! Use the circular mirrors to see if anyone is coming up or down if you are attempting to use the stairs.
  • Leila
    LeilaJuly 26, 2016
    Highest point in Central Park. Go to the top and take in the vista.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsApril 27, 2015
    I mean...it's a castle in the middle of Central Park. What more could you want?!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 28, 2016
    A delightful view that is off the average tourist path
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCDecember 31, 2011
    Amazing views and a great spot for photographs.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelMarch 7, 2016
    Great view of upper Central Park.
  • Lily
    LilyMarch 28, 2015
    Check the mirrors when going up and down the staircases to stop unnecessary collisions.
  • Eduardo T.
    Eduardo TMMarch 23, 2016
    be sure arrive BEFORE 5pm, they closed the door at 4:50
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsJuly 30, 2015
    An amazing romantic walk looking out over Central Park.
  • Di M.
    Di MonterrosaJuly 27, 2016
    Small but cute ! Great view!
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CJuly 22, 2015
    Pretty panoramic view of Central Park! Free to walk up!
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanOctober 24, 2015
    Beautiful! Go upstairs and see the park from a higher standpoint
  • Gustavo C.
    Gustavo ChavesJanuary 8, 2015
    The best central park view!
  • Camilla H.
    Camilla HansenMay 25, 2016
    Beautiful place overlooking turtle pond and the city!
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HovanJune 14, 2012
    Go all the way to the top. Beautiful view!
  • Central Park
    Central ParkOctober 2, 2012
    Belvedere means "beautiful view" in Italian.
  • Carole
    CaroleFebruary 16, 2014
    A romantic castle for a Princess moment ♥️
  • Bobby C.
    Bobby CollinsAugust 26, 2010
    Take someone special to the top of the castle and look out over all of Central Park
  • The Mark Hotel
    The Mark HotelJune 19, 2012
    Overlook the turtle pond at The Belvedere Castle.
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!December 8, 2015
    Belvedere Castle!
  • Josh J.
    Josh JacobsonMarch 25, 2013
    Probably favourite part of Central Park.
  • Georgina J.
    Georgina JenkinsJuly 31, 2015
    The views are really nice.
  • Pepica M.
    Pepica ManchevaSeptember 24, 2013
    Place to be
  • Sherry O.
    Sherry OJune 4, 2011
    The perfect backdrop for stunning pictures. I <3 CP!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DMay 12, 2013
    Great place to spontaneously swing dance to busquers
  • Nicolas E.
    Nicolas EvensMay 22, 2015
    Great view from the top!
  • anshula k.
    anshula kapoorOctober 9, 2011
    spectacular at sunset!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardAugust 2, 2016
    I thought the castle was bigger
  • zohak d.
    zohak diazApril 28, 2013
    I got married here!
  • Mario M.
    Mario MoralesAugust 21, 2011
    Great first date spot
  • Rafael d.
    Rafael da SilvaNovember 22, 2016
    A good view of the park
  • Ralph Z.
    Ralph ZApril 6, 2015
    Nice view of central park
  • Paulo P.
    Paulo PuglisiJanuary 27, 2016
    Restoring is needed...
  • Louie L.
    Louie LouieOctober 24, 2015
    The surroundings
  • Louie L.
    Louie LouieOctober 24, 2015
    Wicked, nice place.
  • Héloïse M.
    Héloïse MSeptember 12, 2013
    Nice view but so small
  • Maria T.
    Maria TarazonaFebruary 19
    Pretty nice view from here.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾July 25, 2016
    So pretty!
  • Bobby v.
    Bobby van den BergJuly 14, 2011
    Very nice view!
  • 1lostnewyorker
    1lostnewyorkerMay 14, 2010
    Beautiful view!
  • Bruno P.
    Bruno PaivaNovember 29, 2016
    Castelo de mais de 100 anos de idade no centro do Central Park. À vista é espetacular!
  • Omar L.
    Omar LoggiaAugust 16, 2016
    su nombre significa “bella vista” en italiano. Es un edificio meramente decorativo y es uno de los puntos más altos de todo el parque
  • Şakir Ç.
    Şakir ÇakınMarch 28, 2016
    Çok güzel bir parkın içinde çok güzel bir kale. Fotoğraf çekmek için ideal.
  • Ayse O.
    Ayse O. G .July 14, 2015
    Yayil onundeki cayira, tum gun yan gel osman her yer bostan.. Mis gibi.
  • Julyane L.
    Julyane LimaSeptember 16, 2015
    Daqui você vai conseguir ter uma vista panorâmica do central Park 😊
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroSeptember 24, 2015
    Castelinho que te proporciona uma ótima vista do Central Park!!!
  • Fabiano C.
    Fabiano CoutoMay 6, 2015
    Perfeito para uma visita com sua familia ou namorada !!!
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyOctober 17, 2014
    Guzel manzarasi var gole hakim manzara
  • Cobra C.
    Cobra CommanderNovember 17, 2014
    Parada obligatoria en central park para hacer fotos
  • Jorge F.
    Jorge FernandezFebruary 17, 2015
    Bonito para pic
  • Pablo P.
    Pablo P.March 4, 2015
    Visita obligada
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