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Segovia, Castile and León – Spain.

The Alcázar of Segovia is one of the most distinctive castle palaces in Spain. It 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. Like many fortifications in Spain it started off as an Arab fort, which itself was built on a Roman fort but little of that structure remains today. The first reference to this particular Alcázar was in 1120, about 32 years after the city of Segovia returned to Christian hands.

Throughout the Middle Ages, the Alcázar remained the favorite residence of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Castile and a key fortress in the defense of the kingdom. During this period, the majority of the current building was constructed and the palace was extended on a large scale by the monarchs of the Trastámara dynasty.

It has been said that Walt Disney got the idea of the Cinderella Castle after he saw the Segovia Alcazar.

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© 2013 Jordan Kevrekidis

* Dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.
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PleisarPup Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Stunning shot, nice work!
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Furutososha Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
This is superb!
Best Regards.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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Furutososha Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
You are welcome.
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great shot. Thanks for share.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It is a pleasure. ;)
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Aizen89 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wonderful! And thanks for the short historic.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Stefan!
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icarus-ica Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
very nice ! :thumbsup:
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!
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MinetHerzog Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
perfect pic :clap:
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!
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MinetHerzog Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
my pleasure
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davehare Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful building, nicely shot!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Dave!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks!!!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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Miyeong Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   General Artist
Featured Here
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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:iconmiyeong:
Miyeong Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   General Artist
Hi!Your beautiful deviation is featured Here.
Have a nice day!~
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature!!!
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Miyeong Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
You're most welcome!~^^
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kirdysaunders Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that is awesome!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Kirsten!
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chibiharuka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   General Artist
very picturesque :butterfly:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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legendario13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Imposing!

Bravo.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Miguel!
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legendario13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Keep it up, you have an awesome eye.
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Partyzant18 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Piękne!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks!
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Love it Jordan. Amazing building. Compared to the glass and steel structures of today, this is a masterpiece!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Erene!
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Anytime Jordan :)
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RunaCorner Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! :clap:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
what a beautiful castle! i can see the inspiration for cinderella castle! :clap:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Katerina!!!
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I WANNA LIVE THERE!!!!!!!!!!! :dummy: :la:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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nevada-no-yume Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Lovely shot :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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rvanzandt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture...
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks!
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Ad4e Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful photograph and a really nice & kind dedication!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Katee!
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Ad4e Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :)
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docv73 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot with a little nostalgia. The first two pieces of art I ever sold (20+ years ago) were 2 views of this castle. One was from down hill looking up at the (right in your picture) side of it. The other was looking up at the "back side" of it, which was almost identical to this shot. It has always been my favorite place in the world, and the inspiration of my never ending desire to draw old architecture. You have paid tribute to it well, with one of the best pictures I have ever seen of it!
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