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Alcázar of Segovia
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Alcázar of Segovia

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Spain
The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, "Segovia Fortress") is a castle rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of two rivers near the Guadarrama mountains, it is one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape - like the bow of a ship. The Alcázar 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. It is currently used as a museum and a military archives building.
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