The land it now occupies must have been the site of important fortifications since antiquity given that the water pipes from the aqueduct finish in the Alcázar.

On the site of successive Roman, Visigoth, Arab and Christian fortifications, the Trastamaras built this majestic castle-cum-palace in the 15th century, which was later reformed and expanded with French and Italian influences. Isabel left the Alcázar in 1474 to be proclaimed Queen of Castilla.

Charles III installed the Royal Artillery College, which was destroyed in the fire of 1862. In 1882 it was rebuilt first becoming the General Military Archive and then the Artillery Academy and Museum.

Its prisons held nobles such as Don Alvaro de Luna and other imaginary figures like ‘Don Torcuato’ (from El Delincuente Honrado de Jovellanos).

Historical Data

Construction:
Castle / Fortress / Watchtower

Address

San Agustín, 8. Segovia. 40001 Segovia.

Telephone: 921 460 759

Website: http://www.alcazardesegovia.com/

More information

Tourist Office of Segovia

Address:

P/ Azoguejo, 1. Segovia. 40001 Segovia.

Telephone: 921 466 720 / 921 466 724

Email: info@turismodesegovia.com

Website: http://www.turismodesegovia.com

Tourist Office Provincial of Segovia

Address:

Calle San Francisco, 32. Segovia. Segovia.

Telephone: 921 462 906

Email: info@segoviaturismo.es

Email: info@prodestursegovia.es

Website: http://www.segoviaturismo.es

Tourist Office Regional of Segovia

Address:

P/ Mayor, 10. Segovia. 40001 Segovia.

Telephone: 921 460 334

Fax: 921 460 330

Email: oficinadeturismodesegovia@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Winter November, 1 – March, 31):
    • Every day: 10.00 – 17.30
  • Summer April, 1 – October, 31):
    • Every day: 10.00 – 19.30

Tickets

  • General: 5.5 €
  • Reduced: 3.5 €

Remarks: Tuesday except holidays: 14 to 16 h.: Free for EU citizens Access Tower: 2,50 ?

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