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


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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.

Arab fortress

Artistic period:

Historic period:
13th century, 12th century

Practical information


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


General: €5
Reduced: €3
Tower: 2 €. Free: third Tuesday of every month (except public holidays) and citizens of the European Union.


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