Travels in Spain, The Alcázar of Segovia

Segovia and the Spanish tourist board would have us believe that the Alcázar was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyland in California and Disneyworld in Florida but there is no real evidence to support this and in fact it is more likely that the famous icon of the Disney empire was inspired principally by Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria and several French palaces, most notably Louis XIV’s Versailles.  Having visited the Magic Kingdom I am inclined to agree with this although, being generous, it is always possible that the Alcázar in Segovia may also have been an important influence as well.

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One response to “Travels in Spain, The Alcázar of Segovia

  1. Very interesting post! The Alcazar is an impressive looking castle. Is it a castle from the moorish period or a later creation, like Neuschwanstein?

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