Royal Mint

Segovia, Spain

The Royal Mint (Real Casa de la Moneda) in Segovia was founded by Philip II and designed by Juan de Herrera. It now holds two museum spaces: the Museum of the Casa de la Moneda and the Aqueduct Interpretation Centre.

Located beside the Eresma River and the Alcázar palace, it is the oldest example of industrial architecture still existing in Spain. It operated as a Royal Mint between 1586 and 1869, and still conserves its hydraulic infrastructure intact, with a dam in the Eresma river. Part of the hydraulic system is on display in the outdoor courtyard, with a reproduction of the wooden channels and waterwheels which today, as in the 16th century, power the machinery.

 

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Founded: 1586
Category: Museums in Spain

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Ethan (2 years ago)
Surprising find outside of the city. Modern museum with a cool collection and machine recreations. Cool store too with interesting coins for sale.
Darrin Smith (2 years ago)
I was really impressed with the restoration of the building and the presentation. The vast amount of information about the history of money as well as this mint was very well presented in the audio guide. It is a bit away from the more visited sites in Segovia, but well worth the walk.
Brett Logan (2 years ago)
Should be rated higher in Google but it's a walk downhill (and up again afterwards). Note it closed 2-4 when we were there.
Mike lux (2 years ago)
ok It bothers me that in the toilet and shower there is no hanger where the clothes can be hung
Chris Lane (3 years ago)
Just visited the Segovia Mint for the first time and enjoyed the immense knowledge which Glenn Murray has stored in his head; incredible recall of dates, Kings, reigns, and events surrounding the founding and production of the Mint. What is amazing is on my many previous visits to Segovia spanning over 3 decades, I always looked down from the castle, El Alcazar and questioned the fact why the Spanish government, or at least the city of Segovia would not showcase a jewel such as the Segovia Mint which lay in ruins?? Were it not for Glenn's initiative, and drive I'm sure the Mint would still be the ruins in the river bed I first viewed from El Alcazar in 1976.? Please continue to invest in this jewel of a Spanish landmark not only for numismatist world-wide, but for current and future generations to enjoy and learn from the past! Well done...
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