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Castles in SpainThe Alcázar of Segovia The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of the rivers Eresma and Clamores near the Guadarrama mountains, it is one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape - like the bow of a ship. The Alcázar was originally built as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy since then.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc%C3%A1zar_of_Segovia The Alcázar of Seville
The Alcázar of Seville (Spanish "Reales Alcázares de Sevilla" or "Royal Alcazars of Seville") is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort.
The Almohades were the first to build a palace, which was called Al-Muwarak, on the site of the modern day Alcázar. The palace is one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture. Subsequent monarchs have added their own additions to the Alcázar. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence and are administered by the Patrimonio Nacional.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc%C3%A1zar_of_Seville Castile and LeonValadolidMedina del CampoCastillo de la MotaA castle that was begun in 1440, although most of the work dates from the era of Ferdinand and Isabella. The moat, sloping walls, different types of defensive ramparts and high castle lead to the conclusion that it was designed to withstand artillery attacks.Read More Castile Alarcon
Spain - La Mancha - Alarcon
An 8th Century Arab Castle transformed to a 4 star hotel in La Mancha, Spain
This 8th Century medieval castle is perfectly preserved and will take you back in time to the middle ages.
This fortress, now the Parador de Alarcon, is located on a promontory looking down over the fertile plain of the river Jucar.