Alcázar de Segovia, Segovia, Spain
The Alcazar of Segovia doesn’t fit the mold of most castles in Spain, which were constructed as fortresses. This castle fits the fairy-tale mold of European castles and is reported to be the inspiration for the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World. The castle sits on a hill and gives visitors the impression it is like a ship sailing toward them. Royalty lived here, including Isabella I who was crowned here in 1474. The castle is a museum today with paintings and an armoury.
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