Alcazar Of Segovia, Segovia
Alcazar Of Segovia, Segovia - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n, 40003 Segovia, Spain
Ticket Price: 5 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Alcazar Of Segovia, Segovia
The Alcazar of Segovia is a stone fortress situated in the old city of Segovia, Spain. Located atop Guadarrama Mountains, the construction of the Alcazar started sometime in the year 1120 and it was completed during the reign of Emperor Alfonso VIII. The fortress served as the official residence for the family of Emperor. Since then, the Alcazar has been uses as a royal palace, has housed the Royal Artillery College, a state prison and a military academy. Today, the magnificent fort is one of Spain’s major historical sites. A must see within the fort is the Hall of Ajimeces, the Hall of Kings and the Hall of the Throne.
Trivia- It is rumoured that this fortress was the inspiration behind Cinderella’s Castle in Disneyland!
Alcazar Of Segovia Information
- Although wheelchair friendly, some parts of the fortress are not wheelchair accessible.
Alcazar Of Segovia Ticket Prices
- Adults: €5
- Groups of 20 people or more, people over 65 and School children: €3
- Prices exclusive of entry to Tower of Juan II. Entry to the tower is €2.
- Guided tours (exclusive of entrance fees): €1
- Audio guides (exclusive of entrance fees): €3
- Free entry on every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (only for European Union)
How To reach Alcazar Of Segovia by Public Transport
- Old city bus stop
Restaurants Near Alcazar Of Segovia
- Cafeteria within the premises of the fort.
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Alcazar Of Segovia, Segovia Reviews - Write a Review
If you like medieval castles, this is the one to see. Although this is a rebuilt castle, you will see the history that comes with the display and the restoration of the structures. There were remnants of the original tiles and some portions of the original walls but if you open your imagination you will be transported to the bygone era when the King and Queen runs the show more or less. There was a bit of historical connection with King Philip and the Philippines. It was nice when the tour guide mentioned it. It made my history courses from long ago come alive. The view of the surrounding vistas is breathtaking. The intrigue and stories relayed by the guide about the "crazy queen" and the mysterious death of a young prince added some showbiz interest to the site. A glimpse of the everyday life during those times even for the royalty was interesting- (referring to the hole on the floor over the river for a toilet for the royalty to use). On a more touristy note, I am glad to see the armory, paintings as well as the over all restoration of the castle, complete with a moat. This is a a must see in Segovia.
Way too crowded for December! However, if you do go inside you'll encounter beautiful ornate ceilings in every room and some nice tapestries as well as remnants of Arabic architecture and style. Easily an hour visit if going solo.
What a beautiful castle. No wonder it was the inspiration for Walt Disney's castle. The audio guide brought out the history of the place. I recommend you also climb to the top of the tower for a great view of Segovia and its surrounds.
Such a beautiful castle with a fairy-tale like fascade. Make sure to get a tour around the castle because there are many places to see and the view from atop is amazing
I didn't go in sadly, but this place was awesome to take pictures by! Incredible views. What a cool town.