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The Alcazar of Segovia is a royal palace built on a stone peninsula between the rivers Eresma and Clamoresi n the Spanish city of Segovia. It is documented for the first time in 1122, although it may have existed earlier. It was one of the favoured residences of the kings of Castile, built in the transition from Romanesque architecture to Gothic and Mudéjar.

The building is structured around two courtyards and has two towers, and a keep. It was a favourite residence of Alfonso X the Wise and Henry IV, and Isabella the Catholic was crowned Queen of Castile in Segovia's Plaza Mayor. Devastated by a fire in 1862, it was later rebuilt. It now houses the General Militar de Segovia archive and the museum of the Royal School of Artillery, managed by the Board of the Alcazar.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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