El Alcázar de Segovia
Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, Segovia, Spain
El Alcázar de Segovia Reviews
El Alcázar de Segovia Aug 03, 2011
El Alcázar de Segovia is one of the stunning monuments in Spain. it is located in the old medieval part of the city of Segovia that belongs to the autonomous community of Castilla y Léon.
the original El Alcázar de Segovia was constructed as a fortification of the moors and as the moors were vanquised and this part of spain returned to christian faith around the 12th century, the Alcázar was built on the grounds of the old fort.
the Alcázar lies on the highest hill in segovia - overlooking the structures of the medieval town - including the tower of the cathedral of segovia or - Catedral de Santa María de Segovia and the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range.
the inside of the Alcázar has a courtyard, an armory room, a small museum for artilleries, a throne room thats been adorned with tapestries, mosaic and stained glass windows that allows colourful light to pass through.
the main entrance of the Alcázar is at the Torre del Homenaje. the entrace is 4.50 euros and if you want to get to the tower an additional 2 euros to pay - but i recommend going to the tower because from there you can see the great view of the old city of segovia and the sierra de guadarrama mountains but be careful as the tower steps are very narrow and winding - it is not for people with claustrophobia.
the best thing about the El Alcázar is that its just located around 90 kilometers north of madrid. there is a bus station located at principe pio metro station and at chamartín station in madrid - a slow train that runs through the sierra de guadarrama mountains (very scenic).
the price of the bus and train is around 8 euros one way. from the train station of segovia there is a bus that goes directly to the old town for only .80 cents. just ask the bus drivers - they are very helpful or you can take a taxi - very cheap - 1 euro every kilometer.
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