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Fairytale castle in segovia

The Alcázar (from the Arabic al-qasr, meaning castle) is, after the Aqueduct, the premier sight in Segovia and has been built and re-built from everyone from the Romans to the Arabs to the Catholics, giving us a good overview of the history of Segovia. The castle itself is a whimsical, fairytale-like structure with point towers, a staggeringly deep moat, rocky bridges, and arched windows which inspire the imagination so much that even Walt Disney himself used the castle as a basis for some of his works.

When you enter, you have the option to visit the interior of the Alcazar as well as go to the top of the Juan II Tower, something I'd really recommend (unless you're claustrophobic...the winding stairwell is a bit tight). The interior of the Alcazar as throne rooms, royal bedrooms, and a hall of Kings, all of which are decorated with ostentatious roofs, red velvet, and mind-boggling tapestries.

The Alcazar's location on a rocky outcropping above the rolling meadows also offers you the chance to take in some of the most beautiful views of the old city of Segovia with the mountains in the background, so make sure to bring your camera. All in all, you can't visit Segovia without stopping at the Alcazar.
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Marvelous fortress

Segovia is a fantastic city and because of that the entire world talks about its special atmosphere, with a lot of life, especially in the Plaza Mayor area right next to the cathedral. I'm not sure if it's because of the famous suckling pig (totally delicious) or for the tapas bars... The one thing I know is that there's plenty to see in this city.

Besides the aqueduct, the other main attraction in Segovia is the Royal Fortress. It's a spectacular fortress resembling a castle that elevates over the valley at the end of the city, watching over the city. It has many lookout towers, that stand out because of the singular conic shape. The fortress has taken on many purposes over its extensive life, but it will forever be linked to multiple Spanish kings, as well as holding artillery and weapons like cannons, armor, swords and shields, all of which can be seen during the visit inside the castle-fortress.
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Located on top of a hill

Segovia is a Spanish city located in the Southern part of the autonomous community of Castilla y Leon.

The Alcazar de Segovia (a fortress-castle) is located on the top of a rock between the Eresma and Clamores rivers. It has been a part of history since 1122, although experts say it's entirely possible it was built beforehand.

It was one of Ferdinand VII and Isabel of Castilla's, the Catholic Kings, preferred places of residence. It was built in the time of the transition between Romanesque and gothic architecture and features unique mudejar decoration in the chambers, which especially stands out when looking at the ceilings.

The chambers are big, but absolutely austere. From the many windows you can see the plateau in all its splendor. If you go to Segovia, you have to see it.
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A palace fit for a princess

They say that Walt Disney was inspired by the Castle in Segovia when creating the palaces for his good princesses and bad queens.

The Alcazar of Segvia was built for princesses and queens, but those with flesh and bones, not made out of paper and watercolors.

It's one of the most charming places to visit. It was the chosen residents of many of the Spanish monarchs throughout history, who slowly added decoration to it. Alfonso X the Wise, Enrique IV, Isabel the Catholic (who selected the fortress and the place to receive the crown), Felipe II, Carlos III...

The court festivals that were held there were reflected in the famous lines of Jorge Manrique's poems. Now, I'll include a very technical transcription I've read about the fortress: "Despite of the Cistercian tone of the Alcazar's construction, the Moorish makes its presence felt in the picturesque decoration, with red-painted, hand-carved wood walls and ceilings on top of the plain stucco background."
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Impossibleimpossible to get lost on this path to get lost on this path

A few meters from the Alcazar of Segovia and from the top of the hill where it governed the city, is a path that runs appareled to the Eresma and Clamores rivers. A dirt trail takes us down the hill, leaving the worn stone paths of the city behind and taking us to a paradise of trees, water and rocks.

At the end of the path there's a green leveled area where you can take in the powerful fort from below. A beautiful view and a beautiful path!
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The situation of the alcázar on a roc...

The situation of the Alcázar on a rock carved by rivers Eresma and Clamores indicates the military origin of this impregnable fortress for centuries. The earliest evidence of the existence of the Alcázar is a document at the beginning of XII century, dated 1122, shortly after the conquest of the city by Alfondo VI, who speaks of a fortress on the Eresma. In a later letter (1155), he is given the name of Alcázar. Some guides say that this castle resembles Disneyland Park Paris, or not at all! You can visit the castle museum, strolling from room to room, very well decorated, and climbing 153 steps of the tower to admire a beautiful view of the area! The surrounding area is quite rural, farmhouse worth the look, and the sport is to climb those stairs!

La situation de l'Alcázar de Ségovie sur un rocher creusé par les rivières Eresma et Clamores indique l'origine militaire de cette forteresse imprenable pendant des siècles.

Le témoignage le plus ancien de l'existence de l'Alcázar de Ségovie est un document du début du XIIième siècle, daté de 1122, peu après la reconquête de la ville par Alfondo VI, qui parle d'une forteresse sur l'Eresma. Dans une lettre datée ultérieurement (1155), on lui donne le nom d'Alcázar.

Certains guides disent que ce château ressemble à celui du Parc Disneyland Paris, or pas du tout !!
On peut visiter le musée du château, se baladant de pièces en pièces, extrêmement bien décorées, et monter les 153 marches de la tour, pour admirer une vue superbe sur la région !! Les alentours sont assez ruraux, mas cela vaut le coup d'œil, et le sport fait pour grimper ces marches !
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Alczar magic of segovia

Segovia is a city that moves impressed any visitor who walks through the streets and its many corners. The citadel, within the walls of the ancient city, is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the city, along with the Cathedral and the Roman aqueduct. Emerge in predominant over the valleys of the Eresma and Clamores, like the prow of a great ship rivers northwest end thereof. His image was and is referred to numerous castles stories and animated movies. Its slender, curved shapes, pointy spikes, towers leave absorbed to anyone who contemplates. It is magical to see how the passing hours, from dawn until night invades, makes us notice it in very different ways, but they all certainly majestic.

La magia del alcázar de segovia

Segovia es una ciudad que deja impresionado a cualquier visitante que pasea por sus calles y sus numerosos rincones. El alcázar, dentro del recinto amurallado de la ciudad antigua, es sin duda uno de los principales atractivos de la ciudad, junto con la catedral y el acueducto romano. Emerge en el extremo noroeste de la misma, predominante sobre los valles de los ríos Eresma y Clamores, como la proa de un gran navío. Su imagen ha sido y es referencia para numerosos castillos de cuentos y películas animadas. Sus torres esbeltas, de formas curvas, remates puntiagudos, dejan absorto a cualquiera que lo contemple. Es mágico observar como el paso de las horas, desde que amanece hasta que la noche lo invade, hace que lo percibamos de muy distintas formas, pero todas ellas, sin duda, majestuosas.
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Must visit

First of all: buy full entry to climb to the Keep! The Alczar closes at 19: 00h. It is best to hire a guide (or rent an audio guide). We enter for free but luckily had a group that we merge. Otherwise no Bamos as we found out almost anything such as the portrait of King Philip II had painted a lady of the court, but as in those days it was unthinkable that the king posase to a woman, she had to copy Titian's portrait is now in the Museo del Prado. And many more things. Up to the Keep! They are 152 steps in a spiral and the views from the top are awesome! Alczar Before leaving, do not forget to go down to a kind of basement (just in front of the new toilets), which is of Roman times.

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Antes de nada: comprar entrada completa para poder subir a la Torre del Homenaje! El Alcázar cierra a las 19:00h.
Lo mejor es contratar a un guía (o alquilar un audioguía). Nosotros entramos por libre pero por suerte había un grupo al que nos acoplamos. De no ser así no nos íbamos de enterar de casi nada como por ejemplo que el retrato del rey Felipe II lo había pintado una dama de la corte, pero como en aquellos tiempos era impensable que el rey posase ante una mujer, ella tuvo que copiar el retrato de Tiziano que ahora está en el Museo del Prado. Y muchas más cosas.
Subir a la Torre del Homenaje! Son 152 escalones en forma de caracol y las vistas desde lo alto son impresionantes!
Antes de salir del Alcázar, no olvidarse de bajar a una especie de sótano (justo en frente de los lavabos nuevos), que es de tiempos romanos.
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Located at the end of the city, the a...

Located at the end of the city, the Alcazar of Segovia is a fortified castle with multiple functions: Royal Residence, a state prison and military academy. It was built under Arab rule. The Alcazar opens its doors to visitors from 10 to 19 in summer (April to September) and 10 to 18 in winter (October to March). Normal rate of 4 € and reduced 3 €. Free on the third Tuesday of each month for the members of the European Union. Street Address: Camino de la Cuesta Alcázar de los Hoyos, 40003 Segovia. Http :/ /' http://www.alcazardesegovia.com/'

Situé à l’extrémité de la ville, l'alcazar de Ségovie est un château fortifié aux multiples fonctions : Résidence royale, prison d’Etat et académie militaire. Elle a été érigée sous la domination arabe.

L’Alcazar ouvre ses portes aux visiteurs de 10h à 19h en été (avril – septembre) et 10h à 18h en hiver (octobre – mars). Tarif normal de 4€ et tarif réduit 3€. Gratuit le troisième mardi de chaque mois pour les membres de l’Union Européenne.

Adresse exacte : Alcázar Camino de la Cuesta de los Hoyos, 40003 Segovia.

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The alcazar of sgovie.

A castle in Spain ... to envy Violet le Duc pale! Built on an exceptional site, atop a rocky outcrop, it looks like a boat swallowing waves his victorious bow. It was built during the conquest of the Arabs in 1120. The Alcazar of Segovia remained throughout the Middle Ages one of the favorite residences of the kings of Castile and a key fortress in the defense of the realm. It was during this period that the current building took the form we connai today. The interior can be visited with such a full armor. The appearance from the valleys of the Eresma and Clamores which unite their waters at his feet, is a feast for the eye.

L'alcazar de ségovie.

Un château en Espagne ... à faire pâlir d'envie Violet le Duc ! Erigé sur un site exceptionnel, au sommet d'un éperon rocheux, on dirait un bateau avalant les vagues de sa proue victorieuse.
Il fut édifié lors de la reconquête sur les Arabes, vers 1120.
L'alcazar de Ségovie est resté tout le long du Moyen Age une des résidences favorites des rois de Castille et une forteresse clé dans la défense du royaume. C'est au cours de cette période que l'édifice actuel prit la forme qu'on lui connaî aujourd'hui.
L'intérieur se visite avec, notamment, une salles des armures. L'aspect extérieur, depuis les vallées de l'Eresma et de la Clamores qui unissent leurs eaux à ses pieds, est un régal pour l'oeil.
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An experience for which we must prepare!

No more talk of a building or a monument either, as the Alcázar was originally built on the rock called Cobia, deeply carved by two rivers that are in the bow and is, as we shall see, inextricably linked to it. Was this Eresma Valley shallow tropical sea, in the days before the man and were heavily populated with wildlife. At the bottom of this warm sea, accumulated over millions of years mineral skeletons of benthic fauna, which today constitutes the Alcazar, the Cathedral (the third in the history of Segovia) and the numerous temples and Roman remains of the province, perhaps the first or second in Spain and Europe in this ranking. The granite formed in primeval times, high pressure molten rock inside the earth, gives this Very Noble and Loyal City Land Segovia, the strength of which had constructed more than 3000 years of history and material necessary for the Alcazar Roman foundations, among other buildings, as is the case in some of their ancient jewelry, the Aqueduct. Settlements are shown in the area for more than 40,000 and there is no clear time when the Rock of Cobia was fortified for the first time. What is clear is that the arrival of the Romans, was a fortification on this site, due no doubt to its extraordinary strategic position and the richness of their environment, built by arévacas or Vaccean hands and formed by a stout palisade timber. On the hill lying next to her in the eighth century BC, stretched a Celtiberian. The Alcazar has seen Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Jews and Castellanos, has been the cornerstone of Spain and the epicenter of the Pax Hispanica, the greatest empire the world has ever known. As curious comment that under this fortification, there are still passable excavated spaces, although most were filled with rubble in subsequent renovations, mistakenly thinking that this foundation claimed. There is a large part of the strength that can not be visited, including the Archivo General, although they are all the rooms and halls that have stories and legends to tell. Well, not all:) Photos on Facebook: Alcazar of Segovia Get ready to board the Ship of Castile, Admire the Titan Stone and Kings Solio!

Una experiencia para la que hay que prepararse!

No hablamos de una edificación más, ni de un monumento cualquiera, pues el Alcázar fue construído en sus orígenes sobre el peñón llamado Cobia, profundamente tallado por dos ríos que se encuentran en su proa y está, como veremos, indisolublemente unido a él.
Era este Valle del Eresma un mar tropical poco profundo, en los tiempos anteriores al hombre y estaban profusamente poblados de fauna y flora. En el fondo de este mar cálido, se acumularon durante millones de años los esqueletos minerales de la fauna bentónica, que conforma hoy el Alcázar, la Catedral (la tercera en la Historia de Segovia) y los numerosos templos y restos románicos de la provincia, tal vez la primera o segunda en España y Europa en este ranking.
El granito formado en tiempos primigenios, rocas fundidas a altas presiones en el interior de la tierra, otorga a esta Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad y Tierra de Segovia, la solidez sobre la que se han construído sus más de 3000 años de historia y el material necesario para los cimientos romanos del Alcázar, entre otras edificaciones, como es el caso de alguna de sus joyas milenarias, el Acueducto.
Hay asentamientos demostrados en la zona desde la época de los Neanderthales, pero no está clara la fecha en que el Peñón de Cobia fue fortificado por primera vez. Lo que sí está claro es que a la llegada de los romanos, ya existía una fortificación en este lugar, debido sin duda a su extraordinaria posición estratégica y a la riqueza de su entorno, edificada por manos celtas y formada por una recia empalizada de madera. En la colina que se extiende junto a ella en el siglo VIII a.C, se extendía un castro celtíbero.
La segunda catedral más antigua de la ciudad, Santa María de Segovia, se encontraba justo frente a la fortaleza, siendo destruída durante las Guerras Comuneras.
El Alcázar ha visto pasar iberos, celtas, romanos, visigodos, árabes, hebreos y Castellanos, ha sido la piedra angular de España y origen del mayor Imperio que el mundo ha conocido.
Como curiosidad comentaros que bajo esta fortificación, existen túneles y pozos excavados aún transitables, aunque la mayor parte fueron rellenados de escombro en las sucesivas remodelaciones, pensando erróneamente que con ello afirmaban la cimentación. Hay una gran parte de la fortaleza que no es visitable, entre ellas el Archivo General, aunque sí lo son todas las estancias y salones que tienen historias y leyendas que contar. ¿Todas?
Preparáos para embarcar en el Navío de Castilla, admirad el Titán de Piedra, Solio de Reyes y cuna de la Pax Hispánica!

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Spectacular inside and out

I've visited twice, once in summer and once in winter, and do not discount a third or a fourth. For fans of Elizabethan times is a key point, it is not necessary to be a royalist to appreciate the history. Not the mythical palace promises outside and inside anything, the contrary. Now the path that leads from the city to him, the old Jewish quarter, is superb. Worth paying for climbing the tower of John II (the entrance is 5 euros for one euro more, with guide-and 2 euros tower with discounts for students, seniors ...). A free day but not allowed to climb the tower, so worth it if you've never been, and to see it pay. The views from here are great. Emphasize both the exterior, as the living kings, thrones, the patio, the mural of the coronation of Elizabeth II, the armory and the royal bedroom (TODO!) By the aqueduct, the two symbols of Segovia and I still have all wanted to see snow ...

Espectacular por dentro y por fuera

Lo he visitado dos veces, una en verano y otra en invierno, y no descarto una tercera o una cuarta. Para los fans de la época isabelina es un punto clave, no es necesario ser monárquico para apreciar la historia. No es el mítico palacio que promete por fuera y por dentro nada, al contrario. Ya el camino que nos lleva desde la ciudad hasta él, el antiguo barrio judío, es magnífico. Merece la pena pagar por subir a la torre de Juan II (la entrada son 5 euros -por un euro más, con guía- y 2 euros la torre, con descuentos a estudiantes, jubilados...). Hay un día gratuito, pero no permiten subir a la torre, por lo que merece la pena si nunca has ido, pagar y verla. Las vistas desde allí son estupendas. Destaco tanto el exterior, como la sala de los reyes, los tronos, el patio, el mural de la coronación de Isabel II, la sala de armas y el dormitorio real (¡TODO!) Junto al acueducto, los dos símbolos de Segovia y aún me quedan ganas de verlo todo nevado...
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One of the most perfect places in seg...

One of the most perfect places in Segovia, Castilla y Leon. After the aqueduct, obviously ... The El cazar castle where lived the kings of the Roman Empire in the tenth century .. They say they also help to inspire what is now the famous Cinderella Castle! And it is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city. For me, one of the manmade wonders! :) Must visit!

O segundo ponto turístico mais importante de Segovia. Sua construção foi inspirada no castelo da Cinderela para servir de casa para os reis. Por ser uma cidade medial, se nota que o castelo foi erguido no ponto mais alto da cidade, liderando a grande muralha erguida ao redor de Segovia.
Realmente impressionante!
Vale muito muito a pena
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Castle disney princesses

Having watched the entire season of serious Isabel, being there, I'm transported to history.

El castillo de las princesas de disney

Después de haber visto toda la temporada de la serie Isabel, estar allí me transporto totalmente, me senti como la reina isabel, la princesa aurora, blancanieves, jasmin....en fin una princesa de cuento en su castillo encantado.
Uno de mis castillos favoritos, este alcazar tan bonito junto con el castillo de olite de navarra.
Que decir de una de mis ciudades favoritas como segovia, que es preciosa, y que me encanta
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Creers you re in a fairy tale!

A mighty fortress is seen almost from all over the city. Magic, from the courtyard, the throne room, the views, the immensity and to the museum will leave you shocked. I think the normal summer schedule is until 19:00 but during the July open until 21:00 pm on weekends, which suited us great.

Creerás que estás en un cuento de hadas!

Un fortaleza imponente que se ve prácticamente desde toda la ciudad. Mágica, desde el patio de armas, la sala de trono, las vistas, la inmensidad y hasta el museo te dejarán impactado.

Creo que el horario normal de verano es hasta las 19:00hrs pero durante el mes de julio abrían hasta las 21:00hrs los fines de semana, cosa que nos vino genial.
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Alcázar of Segovia Phone Number
921.460759 / 921.460452
921.460759 / 921.460452
Alcázar of Segovia Address
Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n
Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n
Alcázar of Segovia Opening Hours
mon 10:00 - 18:00
tue 10:00 - 18:00
wed 10:00 - 18:00
thu 10:00 - 18:00
fri 10:00 - 19:00
sat 10:00 - 19:00
sun 10:00 - 18:00
Alcázar of Segovia Website
http://www.alcazardesegovia.com/
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