Alcazar of Segovia

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Segovia, Spain

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Stunning views Nov 10, 2011
If you are wondering that you have seen this castle before, you are right! Built from the twelfth century onwards, the present style of the castle served as the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The real history of the castle is far from Disney romance though. It was originally an Arab fort before but very little traces of this can be seen. During the middle ages, it served as a vital fortress for various monarchs and even became a state prison during the nineteenth century. Things were restored back to their original state after that, and it has been open for visitors for some time now!

There are various ways of seeing this castle as a paid visitor; you can visit the rooms (not all of them, but sufficient amounts for you to see some fancy furniture and paintings) or the tower or both! I visited the tower only, and although the 150 something steps were quite the climb, it was well worth it. The views from above are stunning, and even though I am not a fan of graffiti, some of the specimens at the top were very old and diligently done. A key highlight of Segovia, and well worth the entrance fee money and effort up there.
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Africancrab says:
Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing the review.
Posted on: Dec 01, 2011
Andy99 says:
This on looks more like Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland than other castles that have claimed the title! :)
Posted on: Dec 01, 2011
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