Visit Real-Life Locations That Inspired Disney Princess Castles

Alcázar de Segovia, Spain

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This beautiful castle near the rocky Guadarrama mountains of Spain is said to be the inspiration for Snow White’s castle in the Walt Disney animated film. Its name translates to “Segovia Fortress.” 

While Snow White and her evil stepmother lived in the castle featured in the 1937 film, Alcázar de Segovia was used for many purposes beyond housing royalty. 

According to the historical monument’s official website, it was a fortress at first, then a royal palace, Royal College of Artillery and Military Historical Archive, and a state prison. The latter makes a lot of sense considering the Evil Queen held Snow White captive.