Spain is a beautiful country where you can enjoy several wonderful attractions. Here you can find many castles that will be interesting attractions for you. It is said that Spanish castles weren’t built to be attractive, but however, there are a couple of exceptions. These impressive structures are serious, solid and also scary. These castles were built with the purpose to withstand sieges from invaders. Visiting these impressive Spanish castles will help you understand medieval military history. Here are some great castles to see in Spain:
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If you have time to visit only one castle in Spain, that castle should be Alhambra. This impressive castle in situated in Granada. Alhambra actually is the most famous castle in this country. Alhambra also means “Red Castle” in Arabic and its architecture is compared to an ancient fortress. Its structure is intriguing and stunning, and has a little influence of the Moors, who inhabited it for a few centuries. Alhambra is visited by many tourists every year that is why it is recommended to book your tickets in advance.
Alcazar of Segovia
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Alcazar of Segovia is a little different in comparison with other castles in Spain. This castle doesn’t look like a fortress and is more like a fairy-tale mold of European castles. It is said that Alcazar was an inspiration for the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World. This castle is positioned on a hill and gives the impression that it is like a ship sailing over the visitors. Alcazar of Segovia served as a home for the royal family, including Isabella I, crowned in 1474. These days, Alcazar serves as a museum, displaying armory and paintings.
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When visiting Olite Castle, you will experience a different royalty culture from this country. This beautiful castle is also known as the Palacio Real de Olite. The Olite Castle was built on first century Roman ruins, but its construction did not started until many centuries later. Unfortunately, Olite Castle fell into disrepair and it hasn’t been restored since 1937.
There are many other beautiful castles that are situated in Spain. If you have time, you need to visit them because this can be an interesting history lesson for all visitors. What is your favorite castle in Spain?