Up Close Picture of the Week: the Alcazar in Segovia, Spain
Spain is home to more than 2,000 castles, each exhibiting the varied cultural influences from throughout the country’s bountiful history. A number of these castles were built in the 10th and 11th centuries when Moors and Christians were at war and vulnerable cities and towns were fortified for protection against the enemy. Sitting atop a rocky spur between two rivers, Segovia Castle, with its turrets and crenelations, looks like the quintessential fairytale castle. It includes a series of impressively decorated halls, as well as a museum of weaponry. It is located in Central Spain. Read more about Castles in Spain.
Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com