The Alcazar of Segovia, dating from the early 12th century, is one of the most characteristic medieval castles in the world and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.
It was built between 1440 and 1465 and is considered a great example of Spanish civil-Gothic architecture.
The Alcazar of Segovia is a beautiful and imposing castle steeped in history.
It is called Alcazar because kings lived in it, and it is this characteristic that made it a place of great importance in the history of Castile during the Middle Ages.
Its imposing profile rises majestically over the Eresma valley and is a symbol of the Old City of Segovia, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1985.
A visit to the interior of the Alcazar is highly recommended, both to enjoy the architecture and decoration of its rooms, inspired by the time of the Catholic Monarchs, and to enjoy the views it offers from each of its windows and terraces.
Its location, at the top of a hill and crossed by the Eresma and Clamores rivers, served to be a practically impassable castle. Today, this situation serves to be one of the most beautiful and with the best views in Spain.