-1155 - 1214
-It was thought that the castle was under Roman occupation because of the type of Granite blocks they used.
-It was also thought that it started life as an Arab Castle, like most Spanish castles did. It then became Christian, 32 years after its home town of Segovia did.
-This is when the first mention of the Alcazar de Segovia was written in a document saying that this wooden fort was situated on rocky cliff face formed by the rivers Eresma and Clamores.
-In 1155, there was another mention of the castle in a document. This one mentioned it was Alcazar, meaning Palace or Royal Residence.
-In this period when Alfonso (a King or Prince of Spain) VIII reigned, the castles towering shape was mentioned in a document. Historians then think that before this period, the Alcazar de Segovia was just a wooden fort and when Alfonso VIII reigned, it was reconstructed to one of the most popular residences of the Spanish Royals and Alfonso’s.
-In this period, the monarchs of the Trastarma dynasty, Alfonso’s built the majority of the castle that exists today. These events include when Alfonso X rebuilt parts of the Alcazar because the 'Hall of the Kings' caved in after the Alcazar started to host Parliament. The biggest contributor was King John II after he built the 'New Tower', which was renamed in his honour to 'King John II Tower'.
-This was when Henry IV died of suspicious causes and in response; the next in line for the thrown was Isabella Castile who was one of Police's suspects. She then took refuge in the castle where the council of Segovia and Andres Cabrera. She was then throned in Segovia and married Ferdinand of Aragon at the Alcazar de Segovia.
-After time, the Alcazar de Segovia was in desperate need of renovation which it got from King Phillip II after he got married to Anna of Austria. He added sharp, slate spirals like most castles in Medieval Europe.
-In 1587 as well, an architect named Francisco de Morar added the main garden and school of Honour areas.
-Finally, the Royal court of Spain moved to Madrid where it still is today while
the Alcazar was used as a state prison for two centuries.
-King Carlos III founded the Royal Artillery School, which was based in the Alcazar de Segovia.
-The success of the Royal Artillery School was ended when a fire burnt down much of the roof and framework.
After 10 years of being unoccupied, the Alcazar de Segovia was taken into care and restored to its original state.
Alfonso XIII gave to the Ministry of War where it became a military college.
Today, the Alcazar de Segovia is one of the most visited historical sites in Spain.