Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Castile and Leon  /  Province of Segovia  /  Segovia  /  Sightseeing  /  Alcazar de Segovia
Alcazar de Segovia, Segovia
(4.6/5 based on 3,200+ 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.
Create a full Segovia itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Segovia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Segovia by other users

3 days in Segovia BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Castile and Leon BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Spain, Porto & Fatima BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Segovia & Madrid BY A USER FROM TURKEY February, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Madrid & Segovia BY A USER FROM TURKEY February, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Segovia BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Segovia BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Spain BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Madrid, Segovia & Toledo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Segovia, Toledo & Madrid BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • As in the Cathedral with enough powder and 10 minutes is visited, another entry more and Pocket
    View original
  • This beautiful castle is perched high above the town on a neck of land at the junction of two rivers. From the tower, there are stunning views over the town and the surrounding landscape. Inside is an...  more »
  • Aunq this a tad away, worth a visit and climb the Tower, it is a peculiar construction, Disney seems taken from a film. But.. .apenas take out you party, the explanation of the guide is brief, there are no signs inside the alcazar, have one terrible both organization when buying tickets. .. q is painful, as when climb the tower.
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • Its a fine place but Im giving it a low score for lack of good support for non spanish tourists. This includes a whole artillery museum with only one word written in english: "exit".
  • 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.
  • Amazing castle with amazing surrounding spaces. Nice to have the long walk all around Segovia and end up at the castle!
  • 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.