The Alcazar of Segovia is one of the most remarkable castles of Spain. It only takes a little imagination to turn it into a legendary place.
The fortress, whose silhouette resembles a ship, enjoys a privileged situation, at the tip of a rocky spur, at the foot of which the Eresma and Clamores rivers meet.
Probably inhabited since the Celtic times, the fortress was turned into Alcazar (royal residence) at the XIII century and acquired its gothic appearance at the time of Juan I and Enrique IV. Its restoration was continuous after a major fire that happened in 1862 and that was on the verge of destroying it completely. However, in 1882, during the reign of Alfonso XII, its reconstruction began and has never been abandoned ever since.