Getting to the Alcazar from the aqueduct and back
The Alcazar is located at the end of the old part of Segovia (this makes sense due to its strategic location). You could reach the Alcazar by car, though we would not recommend this since the streets are very narrow and you will not be able to park once you get there. But in case you travel with handicapped people or simply people that get tired walking a drop off and pick-up from the Alcazar is possible.
If you walk from the aqueduct you should estimate 30 minutes of very interisting walk, though it will probably end up being more if you are a curious traveller. Our recommended option is to walk through Calle Juan Bravo (where you will find some fantastic buildings like La casa de los Picos, or the church de san Martin) Head till you reach the beautiful Plaza Mayor (one of our favorite Plazas in Spain) and then continue to the cathedral and from there follow La Calle del Marqués del Arco till you reach the Alcazar.
On your way back you may decide to return to the aqueduct by either the Knights district (Our recommended itinerary) through Plaza de San Esteban or take the Ronda de Don Juan and visit the Jewish quarter in Segovia. Both options are interesting and similar in terms of walking effort.
Is it worth visiting the Alcazar de Segovia
This is always a subjective question. However, if you enjoy views, the Tower de San Juan II inside the Alcazar offer breath-taking views of the city and mountains and you will enjoy truly epic panoramic views. If you enjoy castle and medieval history this is also a must for you.
Time needed to visit the Alcazar de Segovia
You should estimate 1 hour to 1,5 hours to visit the Alcazar de Segovia. There are lots of stairs to climb and despite it is not exhausting this should be bore in mind.
Opening hours of the Alcazar de Segovia
The Alcazar is openend from 10:00 to 20:00 from April till end of Octobr and from 10:00 till 18:00 the remaining part of the year.
It does not open on December 24th and 25, 31st and 1st of January and 5th and 6th of January
Alcazar de Segovia Guide tours
Is it worth taking a guided tour? If you have limited time, you stay in Madrid and want to enjoy an easy day a guided tour is probably a very good option. Some of the tours that departure from Madrid include tickets to the Alcazar. Check-out what exactly the tours include and much time to visit you will have.
If you stay in Segovia a guided tour of the Alcazar might not be the best idea. We would consider a tour of the city as the best option, and a visit to the Alcazar by yourselves.