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The Spanish Castle That Inspired Walt Disney


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Located in central Spain, the Alcázar of Segovia is one of the country’s most visited and distinctive landmarks. Emerging from a rocky crag rising between two rivers, the castle’s nautical shape mimics the bow of a ship. Having served as a fortress, a royal palace, a state penitentiary, and, most recently, a museum and military archive, it's most famous for providing inspiration for some of Walt Disney’s most iconic films, including “Cinderella” and “Snow White.” Today, it is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site, with visitors flocking from all over the world to witness the real-life fairytale castle.


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  • blake Added not exactly true.... The Chateau d'Aubiry is what inspires walt's castle in Disney world.....