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Address: Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, S/n, 40003 Segovia, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 921 46 07 59
10:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Fortress of the Kings of Castile and Royal School of Artillery Its picture...

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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Very Nice Alcazar

This is the last stop after visiting the aqueduct, Cathedral take a guided tour it only cost like 3 euros and you learn a lot after this go to eat at Jose Maria.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the last stop after visiting the aqueduct, Cathedral take a guided tour it only cost like 3 euros and you learn a lot after this go to eat at Jose Maria.

Thank NormanMorrison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most interesting castle I have ever seen. Elegant, style, beauty, tiny, like kid's toy and at the same time strong and gorgeous.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ceiling inside is breathtaking. The armours, paintings and furnitures of the olden times are well preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Alcazar is a beautiful and amazing looking castle. It looks like it had just popped out from one of Disney's fairy tale. There is magic in the air making the whole are very surreal. There is a huge and beautiful garden leading to the castle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

El Alcazar is at the end of a street starting from the part the tour bus leaves you in front of the aqueduct. The street have stores, places to eat, hotels, bars, the Basilica (wich is beautiful), the Plaza Mayor with places for tapas and cañas and many other things that makes the walk enjoyable. At the end of that... More 

Thank Hernandez1697
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a beautiful castle, it looks right out of the fairytale. The views from it are amazing as it stands high on top. This is a must-see in Segovia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing scene, a fairy tale for real, a visit to a magical castle, with an amazing history behind its scene. The visit to the tower includes 152 steps to the highest point but it is worth the effort, picturesque views await with Segovia's mountains at eye level and tours of eagles above your head.

Thank Janine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took 20 minutes walk to get there from Plaza Mayor. Walking along the street, could see many souvenir shop though most of them closed New Years holiday. Many historical stuff inside the castle and climbing up the round stairs took us the place with wonderful view. Must go up to the roof!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not normally particularly interested in castles, having spent many a childhood holiday traipsing round the bleak, draughty edifices of England and Wales. However this fairytale castle is packed full of paintings, suits of armour, and beautifully furnished chambers. The views from the higher walls are wonderful. It also has a well stocked, if pricey, gift shop.

Thank Annie W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter your point of view, this castle is quite beautiful and majestic. Worth a visit if you're already in Segovia to see the aqueduct. No need to book a tour from Madrid if you're on a budget. From Charmaten station in Madrid take the train to Segovia's Guermo station. Then take bus #11 to the base of the aqueduct.... More 

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