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Alcazar de Segovia, Segovia

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Military Museum Castle
A fortress that was part of the inspiration for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle, Alcazar de Segovia is one of Spain's most popular historical sites, once home to the Spanish royal family. The first thing you'll notice about the castle is its characteristic shape, designed to resemble the bow of a ship. Although this design may have been intended to showcase Spain's military might, it also served an aesthetic purpose. In 1862, the original interior was damaged in a fire, but many of the rooms are restored. Don't miss the Hall of Kings, where you'll find a mural depicting Spanish royalty through Juana la Loca. Arrange to visit Alcazar de Segovia and other attractions in Segovia using our Segovia family vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Segovia

The city's Jewish neighborhood gives you access to all the major sites by foot, and it is known for its cafe culture and nightlife. Luxury accommodations are available in the San Marcos neighborhood. For residential peace and quiet, opt for the Barrionuevo neighborhood.
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  • When you're thinking of a beautiful, fairy tale castle, this is it. And unlike so many other modern romantic knock-offs, this one is real: this is the place Isabella (that Isabella, who funded Columbu...  more »
  • This seems to be the original inspiration the Walt Disney's iconic fairy tale castle.....but it is authentic and what a specatacular site and the history is astounding.  more »
  • Beautiful architectural and design. Love their stain glass. Well maintenance and great view. However many area is closed for public.  more »
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  • You can walk there from the aqueduct or the cathedral. It is a great place to visit. The decorations inside are amazing and the view from the tower is spectacular. I recommend taking the guided tour, you will get to know a lot and it is not boring or too long. Great place for kids too.
  • Place from fairy tales. Must visit if you travel to Spain. Excellent organisation. If you visit it, walk down to the valley for few hundred meters to see it in all its glory.
  • One room more beautiful than the previous one. The decoration is mind-blowing. Worth every euro of the ticket.
  • Can be reached easily from the roman aqueduct as part of a nice walk through the old town. Just the view from the outside is worth it.
  • Beautiful castle. Very fairy tale like. Thumbs up!