Alcazar of Segovia

We have our Lonely Planet guide, we’ve listened to podcasts and residents of Spain often tell us what we MUST see.  It can be pretty overwhelming and daunting to figure out what we want to see and what we’re okay missing.  While in total we will be here in Spain for 8 months it’s not a vacation every day or every weekend but we’re trying to see as much as we can before we have to leave Spain and the Schegen area on June 30th when our visa’s expire.

The Alcazar of Segovia is rumored to be the inspiration behind Cinderella’s Castle in Walt’s Disney World.  I kept telling the girls that we were going to see Sleeping Beauty’s castle.  Which I’ll admit was a little misleading.  They probably would have preferred Walt Disney World but the castle was pretty cool none-the-less.  We paid an extra 2 euro’s to climb 152 steps up the Tower of Juan II.  It was pretty cool; but I had an image of a circular room with a few small windows.  Like Rapunzel.  Instead it was a rooftop with the circular columns we see from the bottom cut in half.

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The interior of the Alcazar was pretty amazing as well! IMG_1897 IMG_1906 IMG_1952 IMG_1905 IMG_1927 IMG_1955 IMG_1956 IMG_1962

After touring around we decided to try to find the view from the bottom of the Alcazar.  And it was quite a nice little impromptu hike.  It was great!

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2 Comments

  1. Beautiful!!!!

  2. Beautiful pics. I love the knight armor- just like in scooby doo

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