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Alcazar

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Segovia, Spain.

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The Alcazar in Segovia is perched on top of a rock looking out over the rivers Eresma and Clamores. The earliest records of the castle go back to the 12th century, though the Romans may well have hit upon a similar idea to Alfonso VIII and used the high outpost as a military base. Dominated by the great western tower, the castle was used as a state prison, before becoming home to the Royal School of Artillery in 1762 and, more recently, Spanish Military Archives and a state museum.

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How big is the Alcazar?

Like, I need to know the dimensions or the height, length, and/or base, or foundation, of the castle. We need to do a model so it'd be really helpful. Thank you

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It's 262 feet tall.

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