More times than not, when you think of Segovia the first thing that comes to mind is the Roman Aqueduct, but there’s so much more to see in this picturesque town. One of the best parts of my day in Segovia was exploring the Alcázar of Segovia which is a castle that has served many purposes over the years including a royal palace and military academy. Climbing the tower offers some spectacular views of Segovia and in my opinion the view itself makes the trip to the Alcázar worth it.
The Alcázar of Segovia is one of the most famous castles in Spain largely due to its amazing architecture. The castle lies inside a courtyard where you can buy tickets to explore the castle in the building to the left of the Alcázar.
Normal admission to the castle (museum) : 5 euros
Entrance to the tower: 2 euros
Free entrance to the museum every Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:00 for citizens of the European Union only.
You have the option to purchase tickets for only the museum, only the tower or both. I strongly suggest spending the extra 2 euros to climb up the tower, the views of Segovia and the surrounding landscape are breathtaking.
If you’re headed to Segovia in the summer you can expect to be surrounded by a lot of other tourists, as you can see in these pictures. Don’t let the crowds discourage you from visiting, it’s definitely worth it!
After purchasing our tickets, we spent time wandering through the museum exploring the numerous rooms including a throne room, chapel room, an armory, a kings room, and many, many more.
After thoroughly exploring the museum we decided it was time to climb the Torre de Juan II to find out what all the fuss was about. The staircase is pretty narrow and can get steep but nevertheless around and around we went up to the top.
It was definitely worth the climb to the top for that spectacular view of Segovia and the surrounding landscape. Segovia is about an hour from Madrid and is the perfect day trip for a short getaway from Spain’s bustling capital. Don’t miss exploring the Alcázar of Segovia and witnessing the stunning views of Segovia from the top of the tower.
Have you visited the Alcázar of Segovia? What was your favorite part? I would love to hear what you think- leave your thoughts in the comments below!