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Alcazar

Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, 40003 Segovia, Spain
921.460759 / 921.460452
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Segovia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Hours: SUMMER (April-September) - From 10:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.. WINTER (October-March)- From 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m October: Friday, Saturday... more »
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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Climb to the top of the tower for some great views. A very interesting look at history. Amazing pieces of art and weapons on display. Really makes Spanish history come alive!

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Palm Coast, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Much of original furnishings destroyed by fire years ago Interior has had so e amazing restoration work. fun to see the suits of arm our, see how additions were added by each monarch, observe many valuable art pieces collected from other sites, to restore feel to place Enjoyed this tour. great views from top and note the really deep moat.

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Brampton. Ontario
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is what a classic castle looks like. It is well worth the visit to Segovia to see it. The attraction fee was reasonable. Climb the tower for a modest additional fee as well. The vistas are beautiful. Take bus number 11 from the train station to the aqueduct and walk through the town to the castle.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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72 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A sight to behold. Apparently, sleeping beauty's castle was based on this one. The moats are so deep. The tower provides a sweeping view of Segovia. Worth the steep stair hike and small ticket fee (for the tower).

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This palace/prison/artillery college is an interesting place. Segovia itself is a very nice, historical place and the aqueduct is amazing. Alcazar is at the far end of the old city on the hill. It has had a varied history with a lot of purposes, including as an artillery school. As a result, part of the tour is of the artillery... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful fortress situated perfectly on a hilltop. The views are stunning from the castle. The armor and artillery displays are a nice history lesson. Hard to park near so be prepared to we up hill to teach the castle.

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Do take the audio guide so you don't miss the details of what you are viewing. It is especially beautiful at night when it is adorned with lights.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our biggest regret is that we had not allocated enough time to permit a visit inside. The views from outside were stunning. The location on the peninsula breathtaking - look down into the moat area!

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Forest Grove, Or
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very large grounds and castle. No crowds. Took our time and really enjoyed the visit. Views of suuounding countryside while walking the walls was not to be missed. Take a couple of houes.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

After 7 days exploring Madrid in the August heat we took a day drip to Segovia. Given the heat we thought we would get in and out fast so we could be back home in Madrid for a siesta in the heat of the afternoon. We took the fast train there, 28mins vs 2 hrs (€20 vs €15 ? return)... More

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