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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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Hoboken, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Worth visiting. An incredible building with beautiful views and a lot of history inside its walls. Segovia is not a very big city so you can walk from the Cathedral to the Alcázar along the nice streets of Segovia. It was a big storm when I visited the Alcázar and the feeling was amazing. The cealings of the different rooms... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The tour is well worth the price and the time (about an hour will do it). Make sure you go to the top of the rampart to get some good pictures. When I lived in Spain we walked along the road that runs by the castle and got some terrific pictures of the side of the castle! It's worth the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Although not the original building (the original was destroyed by fire), this rebuilt Alcazar is a very impressive replica. Unlike Alcazar in Toledo, this one aims at showing the castle the way it would have been several hundred years ago. Your kids will enjoy it, and so will you. They do offer audio gudes, and I think they are well... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have only seen castles like this in fairy tale books,I gather Walt Disney used this particular castle for his Disney logo.You just cannot believe how fabulous this place is. The views are excellent ,there are bars ,cafes and restaurants in the area. It is a must when in Madrid,I cannot describe it's beauty sufficiently.

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Richmond, British Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Inside is as lovely as outside. Not for the short of breath is the visit up the tower, 152 steps, to see the city from on high.

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Northland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It inspired Walt Disney and it certainly is a pretty castle with lovely witches hats on turrets. It was rebuilt in the 19th C so it looks very new which is the only thing that spoilt it for me. A bit like visiting a Disney theme park! Worth seeing though.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Beautiful fairy-tale Disney looking castle which is amazingly preserved. Well worth a visit and walking round the rooms takes you back in time. A must do when in Segovia.

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