Contact details

Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n.
40003  Segovia  (Castile-Leon)
patronato@alcazardesegovia.com
www.alcazardesegovia.com
Tel.:+34 921441737
Tel.:+34 921460759
Fax.:+34 921460755

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Segovia

Segovia

Description

Standing between the confluence of the Eresma and Clamores rivers, the first documented record of the fortress dates back to Christian writings in the 12th century. It was built on top of a rock, a testament to its original military status. It was used as a residence by Alfonso VIII. In the 13th century the building took on an air of Gothic elegance thanks to the Spanish architects working for John II and Henry IV. The last architectural phase was completed in 1587 by the architect Francisco de Mora, possibly in collaboration with Juan de Herrera, who designed the main courtyard and the Escuela de Honor building. 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.

Construction:
Alcázar fortress

Artistic period:
Gothic

Historic period:
13th century, 12th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 19:00


From Oct 01 to Oct 31
From Sunday to Thursday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Friday, Saturday
From 10:00 to 19:00


From Nov 01 to Mar 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00


Prices

General: €5
Reduced: €3

Services

Audio guide, Guided tours

Map


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