The Majestic Alcazar of Segovia
Undoubtedly a visual splendor, the Alcazar of Segovia is a wonderful stony fortification of Spain. The structure rises out on a rocky crag at the meeting point of the rivers Clamores and Eresma, nearby the Guadarrama Mountains. The Alcazar is one of the highly admired castle-palaces of Spain owing to its exotic shape - like the bow of a ship. Originally, Alcazar was built as a fortress. But this imposing structure has played multiple roles, as a state prison, a royal residence, a military academy and a Royal Artillery College. “The Cinderella Castle” of Walter Disney has drawn inspiration from this beautiful Alcazar of Segovia. Now, if you want to treasure your memory of your tour to Spain, collect an acrylic fridge magnet featuring Alcazar of Segovia. It is indeed a perfect souvenir that you can even gift to your friends.
Alcazar of Segovia: A Celebrated Landmark of Spain
Alcazar of Segovia is acknowledged as one of the most famous historical sites across Spain and also one of the three prime attractions of Segovia. The striking interior of the Alcazar is magnificent just like its exterior. The interior is embellished with wonderful traceries and pendant ornaments. All through the middle ages, Alcazar served as the dwelling of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Castile. The earliest reference of Alcazar was found in 1120; about 32 years after Segovia came back to the hands of Christians. However, according to the archaeological proofs, the site of Alcazar was one used during Roman times as a fortification. The form and shape of the Alcazar has not been known until the rule of King Alfonso VIII. Alfonso VIII and his wife made Alcazar their prime residence and major part of the work of the stony fortification was initiated under his reign.