Ever wanted to know more about Central Park’s picturesque Belvedere Castle? Many may not know it, but tours are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.
The castle derives its name from the Italian bel vedere or “beautiful to see” and was built in 1896, offering views of the Great Lawn. Designed by Central Park creator Calvert Vaux, it eventually ran into disrepair, but was renovated in the ’80s. Today, the National Weather Service uses the location to take weather measurements and the castle provides information on the flora and fauna that lives in the park. Read More