Walt Disney got his inspiration for Cinderella’s castle from the castle in Segovia. And it’s not surprise as it’s beautiful and picturesque, and just the sort of castle you’d expect to see in a fairytale.
We took a day trip to Segovia from Madrid, which was a one hour straight shot bus ride, and it was totally worth it.
It’s a gorgeous town with its fairy tale castle and famous aqueduct.
It also has a gorgeous cathedral if that’s your thing (its my thing, but with small children it’s less my thing…)
It has winding little cobblestone streets and musicians tucked away in doorways. The food is delicious and the people friendly. The town isn’t remotely as big as Madrid so you can trek the whole thing in no time and still have energy to spare (thank God. 4 kids is kind of exhausting all on its own.)