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Alcazar de Segovia, Segovia

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is a beautiful building. For €1 more worthwhile make the guided tour to learn about its history and its architectural and artistic value in greater detail. It is also worthwhile to climb the Tower of John II, from where there are magnificent views of the city and its surroundings.
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  • A perfectly preserved fortress, wonderful rooms in its interior, beautiful coffered ceilings, Tower with views of Segovia... A very interesting Museum. A perfect visit.
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  • Every Hall and room reveals the history of as living the nobility of the Kingdom. Full armor and some tapestries, shows a breathtaking panoramic view. It is worth visiting it.
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  • Absolutely amazing palace, with a real "disney castle" look about it. Gets very busy with tourists in summer (currently July and the queue to get in was huge). Nice little cafe next door if you want to rest for a coffee/drink or snack. You can only use their toilets if you are a paying customer as they give you a coin to unlock the toilet door. There are better cafés in Segovia, but this one has a lovely view of the Church from the outside tables.
  • The surrounding view from the alcazar is really great, both visibility and its beauty. One can imagine why it was built at that spot. Next to the alcazar, there is a small museum with scaled models of medieval weapons. Unfortunately, the descriptions were in Spanish, not English.
  • Enchanting castle with many well-preserved artifacts inside (paintings, armor, weaponry, furniture, etc.) There are pretty gardens around the castle and a massively deep moat. The castle structure and peaks are very picturesque, and the views of Segovia are spectacular.
  • If there is the place where Snow White would live - this is it. Ex-royal palace, ex-prison, ex-military academy, now Museum that shows every peace of place original history. You can see not only great armory but also royal rooms as they were 500 and 200 years ago. Must see.
  • Beautiful castle and very interesting audio guide tour. Definitely recommend climbing up to the top of the tower if you are able, the views are amazing.
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