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Alcazar de Segovia

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Address: Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, S/n, 40003 Segovia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 921 46 07 59
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10:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fortress of the Kings of Castile and Royal School of Artillery Its picture...

Fortress of the Kings of Castile and Royal School of Artillery Its picture has been around the world: a unique fairy tale-like palace that brings together architectural tastes of different monarchs. It tells -to all those who come to know it- ancient palatial stories. Austere, as they were the Castilian kings, raised on the rock at the confluence of the valleys of the rivers Eresma and Clamores, the Alcázar seems to watch over the city. Its beautiful Tower keep, often compared to the bow of a boat sailing between the two rivers, is of a stunning beauty. Tourists are amazed to realize that the fortress is a living part of this Castilian city, chosen as a place of residence for many of the monarchs of the Trastámara dynasty.

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Enjoyed it from the start to finish, audio guide and well displayed artifacts showcasing this Alcazar's life, loved its charm, well worth it. Could spend hours looking at every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed it from the start to finish, audio guide and well displayed artifacts showcasing this Alcazar's life, loved its charm, well worth it. Could spend hours looking at every detail. Tower is narrow and has lots of stairs, view from top is worth it.

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Leland, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the high speed rail from Madrid to Segovia. We are huge Disney fans and heard that Walt had based the Magic Kingdom castle off of the Alcazar de Segovia. Alcazar did not disappoint. The sun was setting and the castle, beautiful Spanish countryside, picturesque mountain ranges made for pictures and memories that I will hold dear the rest... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a day trip with Julia travel out of the center of Madrid and it was worth it, Jorge which was bilingual but took on the Spanish group was well versed and had little hidden facts and folklore. We highly recommend the tour but eat on your own it will give you much more free time.

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Murphy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very, very beautiful castle. We did not go inside (because we have seen a ton of castles throughout Europe). But we went around and took photos and videos of all angles of the castle. It is right out of a story book.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most important a d well preserved architectures of Segovia. Check out all the sections and see the beautifully made ceilings in every room you enter. I have added a few pictures of them. The fort is surrounded with beautiful scenic views from all the sides. You can also see the towers buy I think there... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the tower. It's definitely worth it for the views of the rolling hills that stretch out beyond Segovia.

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairytale style castle that is very well preserved with great vantage points of the town and surrounding countryside. Self guided tour takes about 1.5-2 hours depending on your interest level.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Spain's most representative medieval ages castle. Amazing views, from several halls and the tower. If you have kids or teens they will surely enjoy this castle that will taken them back to the dark ages. Disney's Snow White castle was inspired by The Segovia'sununique beautiful Alcazar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as castles or forts go this place is pretty average but definitely worth the effort to climb the tower and get a great view of the Cathedral. You can easily see everything there in 90 minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's located at the end of Segovia and some people might find it to tiring to get there, Alcazar is worth visiting. The imposing fortress is located on top of a hill overlooking a beautiful valley. Once inside, you step back in time. Medieval interior, suits of armour and amazing shields will stay in my memory for long.

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