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Alcázar fortress in Segovia

  • Alcázar fortress in Segovia © Turespaña

    Alcázar fortress in Segovia © Turespaña

  

Category

Arab fortress

Date

12th-13th centuries

Style

Gothic
Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n.
40003 Segovia
Segovia, Castile-Leon
Segovia

Telephone+34 921460759 - +34 921 44 17 37

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E-mailpatronato@alcazardesegovia.com

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Lying between the confluence of the river Eresma and the river Clamores, the first documented record of the fortress dates back to Christian writings in the 12th century It was built on top of a rock, that is testament to its military status. It also served as a residence for Alfonso VIII. In the thirteenth century the building took on an air of Gothic elegance thanks to the work of the Spanish architects, John II and Henry IV. The last architectural phase was done in 1587 by the architect Francisco de Mora, possibly in collaboration with Juan de Herrera, who did the Main Courtyard and the Honour School. In 1764, Charles II founded the Royal College of Artillery here. The edifice has a number of secret passageways that lead to the river and connect several of the city's palaces together.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Oct 01 to Oct 31

Sunday to Thursday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Nov 01 to Mar 31

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €5,50

Reduced: €3,50

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