Alcazar Of SegoviaCurrently Closed
- Address: Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n, 40003 Segovia, Spain
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-921460759
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Family And Kids
Alcazar Of Segovia - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Alcazar Of Segovia
95% of people who visit Segovia include Alcazar Of Segovia in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
44.38% of people start their Alcazar Of Segovia visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Alcazar Of Segovia
71.84% of people prefer walking in order to reach Alcazar Of Segovia
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Alcazar Of Segovia, Segovia Reviews
After a week in Spain, this Alcázar was my boyfriends favorite activity in Spain. Not only is it picturesque on the outside, but it is full of medieval history on the inside. You cannot go wrong with stopping here. I had been before, and almost skipped it. But I am so glad we decided to go. I would highly recommend buying the audio guide to supplement the experience. It costs €5.50 to enter and an additional €3 for the audio guide. Views of the surrounding countryside are stunning. There is a path that you can walk down to a little green area and take fantastic pictures of the castle. You can then follow that path around the castle and back up to the other side. I would really recommend doing that as well. It really gives you a unique view of this fairytale castle.
You have to visit this. The castle looks amazing from the outside, giving out the Disney castle vibes. It also is decorated inside and worth exploring, and probably one of the best castle inferiors in Portugal. They also have a weapons room which would be interesting for the younger crowd and history enthusiasts. You can also climb to the top but it is really difficult, and it gets very narrow and stuffy. Make sure you have water, and take breaks. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with weak health. I have attached photos of the top to save you the hassle.
Fairy tale type castle set in staggeringly beautiful and awe inspiring surroundings - must have been a daunting place to try and capture centuries ago. Good visit with a comprehensive audio guide to take you around the various rooms. Even as a wheelchair user I was able to access all areas. The museum of artillery is sadly all in spanish with no option for a translation guide but worth a look anyway as the technology on show is impressive.
Beautiful, with an interesting history. Get the audio guide--to the point informative info about the castle. I realized I was scared of heights when outside near the ledge (who knew) so I'm glad we didn't do the tower, but I imagine the view is beautiful. Perfect size castle for a lively toddler (just make sure you have strong arms or an umbrella stroller for the rooms displaying all the swords.) The grounds we're lovely. Also enjoyed walking the streets of Segovia.
Whats not to like about a castle. Segovia is a vibrant town with lots to do, see and eat. The Caste offers access including the tower with very nice views of the town. The Castle has some nice art and other interesting viewing. To go up the tower expect steps (alot).