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Alcazar de Segovia

Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, S/n, 40003 Segovia, Spain
+34 921 46 07 59
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Fortress of the Kings of Castile and Royal School of Artillery Its picture has been around the world: a unique fairy tale-like palace that brings together architectural tastes of different monarchs. It tells -to all those who come to know it- ancient palatial stories. Austere, as they were the Castilian kings, raised on the rock at the confluence of the valleys of the rivers Eresma and Clamores, the Alcázar seems to watch over the city. Its beautiful Tower keep, often compared to the bow of a boat sailing between the two rivers, is of a stunning beauty. Tourists are amazed to realize that the fortress is a living part of this Castilian city, chosen as a place of residence for many of the monarchs of the Trastámara dynasty.
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Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, S/n, 40003 Segovia, Spain
+34 921 46 07 59
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Reviewed yesterday

The fortress is just stunning. We also went up to the tower were you can enjoy fantastic views of the whole city and surroundings. Inside the fortress, also, there is some historical information on how artillery was developed - pretty interesting.

Thank Gerardo0469
Reviewed yesterday

From the outside it appears very much like a fairy tale castle and the interior is no less interesting and attractive. If you have the energy do not miss the chance to climb the narrow spiral staircase to the tower for amazing views.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am particularly impressed by the outside of the Alcazar. It is like one of those you find in fairy tales. It looks very attractive and just the outside will justify the time going there.

Thank epwchan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This fortress has many things to see , to watch, to learn. It's a must for first time visitor to Segovia.at the beginning crossing the bridge to the castle, I looked down the deep ditch without water. The interior decoration is moorish style with geometry,...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit to the Alcazar in Segovia is a step back in time. Explore the Alcazar which is full of history.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 days ago

very interesting castle, looks like sleeping beauty's castle in disney movie. veru interesting history presented in audio guide. woudl recommend it if in the area

Thank Niamh O
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in Segovia do not miss the Alcazar. You can visit the inside and take great photos,of the outside from various locations around the city. It looks like a fairytale castle and is well kept inside.

Thank I travel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alcázar is one of the main tourist attractions in the region and our #1 must see place in Segovia. When driving into Segovia we noticed imposing exterior and could easily see why it's the single most photographed castle in Iberia. It is believed by...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're thinking of a beautiful, fairy tale castle, this is it. And unlike so many other modern romantic knock-offs, this one is real: this is the place Isabella (that Isabella, who funded Columbus) was crowned queen, a fortress she took refuge in from her...More

1  Thank TolinRiedel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems to be the original inspiration the Walt Disney's iconic fairy tale castle.....but it is authentic and what a specatacular site and the history is astounding.

Thank Aulani M
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A question about the tower in Alcazar - I know it's 152 steps up a spiral staircase, but is there landing or something where you can pause on your way up if you need to? When I went up the spiral staircase at St. Paul's Cathedral, the tight space somewhat overwhelming, plus I was getting out of breath, and I was really glad they had a couple of small landings where I could step to the side while others continued on while I caught my breath and could not feel so overwhelmed by the small space. Any other descriptions about the staircase would be appreciated. I'm assuming it's a small spiral with one person going up at a time? Thanks so much for any information you can share.
14 June 2017|
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Response from dannykim3 | Reviewed this property |
It is narrow and there is no pause. If you had an unpleasant experience, don't do it again.
Do I need to buy tickets in advance to skip the lines
3 June 2017|
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Response from Noraatc | Reviewed this property |
No, we bought tickets in 5 minutes - there were no line. Granted it was on April 22nd.
Tried to get info on-line but it seems their website is only in Spanish. I wonder if you should buy tickets in advance? I wonder if they will be closed on Monday, May 1, as that is a holiday in Spain? I wonder if we can hire a driver to take us there instead of taking the bus, but of course that would be really expensive.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Alcazar_Seg | Property representative |
Hi Get your tickets at the box-office of the Alcazar (in the Casa de la Química, next to the fortress), on the same day of your visit. Tickets are valid for one day only and must be purchased on that day. Buying tickets is... More
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