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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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Bellevue, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Overlooking the Castillian plains, the Alcázar de Segovia is a stunning locale and definitely warrants at least a day trip from Madrid. Upon going inside the fortress, I began to feel a bit lost. Beyond the function of each room, not much information was available. I heard it had been built by the Moors and rebuilt by the Spanish, but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We continued on our road trip from Leon to Madrid with this stop in Alcazar. Parking is not easy but we. Figured it out the we made the slow-ish climb to the castle. Get the audio guide because it's worth it if you really want to understand the rile of the Alcazar as a palace as well as a fortress.... More

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Goulburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Firstly I went to the Alzcar however only viewed the outside. I'm sure it is impressive inside however I thought it prudent that people considering coming that they can see a lot of the castle from outside. Wonderful garden, view over the battlements, and the entry. Worth a visit if only to see the outside

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Pazin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Alcazar was the last stop on our exploration of Segovia. We didnt go inside because we were tight on out schedule. It looks great from the outside, nearby is a caffe with a view of the castle, and a small park with great views.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Literally, this was one of the inspiration-pieces for Disney's Cinderella... The Alcazar is beautiful and the self-guided tour is fascinating. As opposed to many of castles I've been in in Spain, very little here is roped off or behind glass, which makes it come to life a bit more (but please don't be that person that touches everything and ruins... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We toured the inside but found the exterior architecture the most interesting. There were several interesting rooms restored after the fire that gutted it, but if you are pressed for time, you won't be missing much if you skipped the inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Did not go inside, but just the outside views on the edge of the Segovia plateau are worth it. It IS a fairy tale castle!

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love castles and this one was very impressive. The knights armor, tapestries, stained glass, views, etc. were beautiful and it was fun to walk from one room to another and see all the different artifacts of history. The audio tour was well done also. Take a walk around the back around late evening when the sun is just starting... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you visit Madrid, make time to take a side trip to Segovia, only 30 minutes away on the high speed rail. In Segovia, visit the Alcazar if only for the views from the ramparts. But take the tour and enjoy a bit of Spanish history and note that the Isabella in large painting is the same Isabella who sent... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stunning and very well maintained from the outside. We went with tour group and have no opportunity to enter the building. Would love to come again!

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