Alcazar de Segovia, Segovia

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    Perfect and indispensable site visit in segovia! Duration of 1 h 30 min without problems, but you have to take audio but they lost
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  • August 20, 2017
    If you are going to live Segovia.Historia of Espana.recomiendo out the full entry that gives rise to the Torre de San Juan, an obligatory visit me has loved the visit.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Visit the alcazar took Guide, recommended guide that we had to know lots of things about the alcazar anecdotes of the Kings should stop to see this monument
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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!

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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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