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Address: Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, 40003 Segovia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 921 46 07 59
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The fairytale castle of Alcazar

The Alcázar of Segovia, is a castle, located within the impressive old city of Segovia. The city itself, stands on a rocky outcrop between two rivers and surrounded by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Alcázar of Segovia, is a castle, located within the impressive old city of Segovia. The city itself, stands on a rocky outcrop between two rivers and surrounded by the beautiful Sierra de Guadarrama countryside. This beautiful 13th century castle is reputed to have inspired Walt Disney as his original interpretation of- some say Snow White, others Cinderella,- the debate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit and not very big so can do it all in under an hour. We had a tour guide who had to speak two languages so that slowed us a little. One room with what looked like pine cones or pineapple protruding from the ceiling. Two different tour guides gave the two different descriptions so not sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Segovia offers a few things. The Alcazar, aqueduct, church and wondering the streets. We recommend getting to Segovia like we did in the late afternoon, seeing the alcazar empty, staying the night and enjoying the little streets and restaurants that are not crowded then. The streets and square are lit up nicely and it has a different feel than in... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was also on my bucket list of things to see in Segovia. It is well worth coming to view and the constant work on keeping it in good condition is clear to see. It is almost fairy tale like but has a definite foot hold in the history of Segovia Within easy walking distance if you're staying in the... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and well preserved. Just fantastic to look at from any angle .The commanding presence over the surrounding area displays this great symbol of medieval power.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One look at the depth of the moat and the precipice facing the Alcázar and you can understand why no enemy could ever take over this fortress castle. Externally, it is impressive whether you see it by day, or illuminated at night. The architecture and decor inside is worth a visit as well. Besides guided tours in Spanish, they offer... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked through the Alcazar during the afternoon. Walkway into the castle provides a view of the mote that surrounded the site. The first large room has several examples of knight's personal armor and weapons. The spires on the towers look something like the one's on the Disney castle. It was built in the 12th century over other ruins on the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited many castles and fortresses around the world and this was one of my favourites. Beautiful interior although it would be lovely to see a few more rooms!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alcázar of Segovia began as a wooden fort built over the old Roman foundations by Arabians. After it returned to Christians, King Alfonso VIII (1155–1214) and his wife made the Alcázar their principal residence and transformed into a stone fort., King John II, in 15th century, built the “John II tower” as we know it today. In 16th century,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alcazar is a worth a visit rain or shine. It was raining when I visited and so it was a wonderful way to pass the time. Views from the top were spectacular. do not miss the dungeon - I almost did.

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