Three Castles You Must Visit In Spain

Alcázar, Segovia, Spain
Alcázar, Segovia, Spain. Photo by Angel Luciano on Unsplash

Spain is an incredible country, with so many different things to see and do. If you’re visiting, be sure to check out one of its many castles – the three listed here are just some of the stunning, historical sites you can enter around the country.

Alcazar Castle, Segovia

If you think this medieval masterpiece looks familiar, it may be because this structure inspired Walt Disney to create the now beloved ‘Cinderella castle’. This castle is open daily to visitors, and if you are checking it out you will need to allow plenty of time, because the castle and its grounds are massive! Dating from the 12th century, the site holds many fascinating artefacts and information for you to check out.

Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava

Although this castle may be on the smaller side, the backdrop is pretty unbeatable. Nestled between golden sand beaches, if you climb the castle ramparts you will be treated to a stunning view of the sea and the pretty town which sits beside it. This entire area is known for its beautiful beaches, and it is also relatively quiet. Just an 80 minute drive from Barcelona, be sure to check it out if you are in the area.

Loarre Castle, Huesca

Situated just over an hour’s drive from the city of Zaragoza, this 11th century castle is in an almost intact state, making it a popular destination for history buffs. Take in the castle, and then take in the stunning rural scenery – as this castle is located in the north of Spain, it is far less crowded and busy than other areas.

Spain is a country that likes to do things exceptionally well, and its castles are no exception. Whether you want the grand majesty of Alcazar Castle, the seaside beauty of Tossa de Mar, or the rural seclusion of Loarre, each castle offers a spectacular and unforgettable experience.