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Belvedere Castle, New York City

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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. An architectural hybrid of Romanesque and Gothic styles, the design called for a Manhattan schist and granite structure with a corner tower and conical cap, a lookout over parapet walls beneath it. Its name comes from belvedere, which means "beautiful view" in Italian.: 162 
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  • If you are walking in Central Park, you just have to visit this pastiche of a castle. It is almost like a Disney interpretation of a fairy take castle, just in miniature. There is a main deck, with....  more
    If you are walking in Central Park, you just have to visit this pastiche of a castle. It is almost like a Disney interpretation of a fairy take castle, just in miniature. There is a main deck, with....  more »
  • Our bike tour made a stop here. It was nice to climb the steps and take in the view. There are turtles in the lake that were amusing. The castle its self was closed when we were there. 
    Our bike tour made a stop here. It was nice to climb the steps and take in the view. There are turtles in the lake that were amusing. The castle its self was closed when we were there.  more »
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  • Honest review from your southern tourist: Cool find in the middle of NYC. It’s not a bad walk from 81st st. Don’t let the stairs intimidate ya, it’s not to hard to walk up them. Great view point and a decent amount of history and a lot of work went into refurbishing this. Come check it out. If ya enjoyed this review hit the like and or follow button. Have a great day!!!!
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