Alcázar of Segovia

Segovia
Castilla y León
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

An inspiration for Disney's Cinderella castle, the Alcázar of Segovia is a fairytale castle on a hilltop that was once the residence of the Royal Family during the 12th and 13th centuries. Taking on a more Gothic style during the reigns of John II and Henry IV in the 15th century, the Alcázar has a beautiful interior and, if you take the steep staircase to the top of the tower, you'll find a beautiful view of the city stretched out below.

Nearby attractions

One of the best preserved and most magnificent works that the Romans left behind, the towering Aqueduct of Segovia stands proudly right in the heart of the city.

Visit the Monasterio de Santo Tomas and discover the 3 beautiful cloisters of this wonderful 15th century monastery. Meander through the small and sombre Tuscan-style Cloister of the Novitiate, the respectful Cloister of...

The Palacio Real is the seat of the Spanish kings in Madrid although, today it serves as a host for state diplomatic meetings and events rather than as the actual royal residence.

The Museo Nacional de Escultura (the National Sculpture Museum) contains an excellent selection of European sculpture from th 15th to the 18th century.

Places to visit nearby

Segovia in Castilla y León is a beautiful city renowned for its remarkably well-preserved ancient Roman aqueduct that was built almost 2,000 years ago and features on the city's coat of arms.

Ávila in Castilla y León is a magnificent walled city and is one of the oldest towns in the region.

Madrid in the Community of Madrid is the bustling capital city of Spain, home to the seat of the Spanish king at the Palacio Real, and is famous for its brilliant arts museums and culture.