Walls and Alcazar of Segovia

Segovia, Spain

The first defences for the walled town of Segovia were probably built in the Roman era. The current walls and Alcazar (fortress) are medieval. The Alcazar has since been used as a palace and a prison, but is now open to tourists. The walls fell into decline but more recently attempts have been made to preserve them and you can still walk along some parts of the walls. Together with the historic old town of Segovia, the walls and Alcazar became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.


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Founded: Middle Ages
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Hung Thai (3 months ago)
A picturesque Castle worthy of a visit but don't expect grandeur like some other well known castles. It's perched atop a hill with a drawbridge that's really cool. Inside you can see the various rooms that used to host Kings and queens. It's a nice historical adventure through time. It can get really crowded. And for how small it is, that could be a bit annoying.
Bruce Scott (3 months ago)
The castle that inspired the Disney Cinderella castle. So much has been written about this unique building and it's history it is difficult to add more. Wander through the structure and do avail yourself of the audio guide. This is well worth the small fee as it provides historical detail and context to what you see. Make sure to climb the tower and do not be daunted by the number of total steps. There are two areas on the way up that you can go into and catch your breath if needed. The views from the top are glorious!! Enjoy the visit. Afterwards, stroll back into the city, find a cafe and relax, reflecting on the marvel you have just seen.
German Pineda (3 months ago)
Amazing place in winter or summer! Magical place! I really recommend the visit to the castle! I mean go inside and walk around and enjoy the awesome views from the top of the building! Warning!! If you suffer of vertigo stay inside and do not go to the terrace! worth the money and the experience!
john wilkes (3 months ago)
Heavily restored castle, but still worth a visit. Great views if you can climb 150+ steps to the to of the tower. Contains a small museum about the history of Spanish artillery; unfortunately all in Spanish.
jacob sorenson (4 months ago)
What a hidden gem! This place is incredible and a must see in the beautiful town of Segovia. There are awesome viewpoints all around the castle. You can also enter the castle for 8 euros to see all the available rooms and tower. Highly recommended.
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