Sunday, April 22, 2007

Alcazar Castle

The Alcazar castle, located in the town of Segovia, is entered through a drawbridge crossing over a deep moat that runs all around the castle, and has existed since the time of the Celts. The word “alcazar” means royal residence, in which this castle was converted to in the 13th century. A serious fire in 1862 damaged the majority of the castle, but during the rule of Alfonso XII reconstruction took place. After completion the Alcazar firstly became the Military Archives and later an Artillery Academy and Museum. Now, the castle is currently used for cultural activities and a museum.

Allison Spiker

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