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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Stefan Weisshappel (2 years ago)
19.10.2018 unique museum of coin production from 14.century till the closure of the mint 1868 with recommendable audioguide and impressive installations of mintworks.Just 4 Euros.Only minus-cafeteria was closed at our visit.But well worth after the mass of tourists at alcazar.
Patricia Rueda (2 years ago)
Very nice place to visit and good affordable food (really good much menu). Brilliant stop after a visit of the Alameda gardens.
Lucía Bausela Buccianti (2 years ago)
This place is amazing. They did a great job in restoring the building and creating a chronological tour. I learned a lot and had lots of fun.
Yolanda Carte Melero (2 years ago)
Beautiful place. The Royal Mint is one of the oldest and most important industrial buildings in Europe. It was designed by Juan de Herrera one of the most influentials arquitects of Spain. Highly recomended.
Lorelay (2 years ago)
I have seen only the Free part outside and it's Amazing. Explained both in Catalan and English. Nice view and you can walk around. There's a nice cafeteria . Information point with books and souvenirs.
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