Today, we’re opening the doors to a dream house that very few fortunate people in the world can afford to buy. It is a colossal castle in Segovia, Spain, a monument of cultural interest since 1931 that wouldn't look out of place in Westeros.
The property has an area of 79 hectares and the total built area is 5,500 m2 (59,200 sq ft). It consists of five floors, 21 rooms (all with en-suite bathrooms and two large bedroom suites); a royal hall for 300 people, spacious terraces, a wonderful inner courtyard, ample parking area and a historical library.
As if that weren’t enough, the property has a mill of about 450 m2 (4,844 sq ft) which has been converted into a guest house and is in a perfect state of conservation. There are also several swimming pools, another pyramid-shaped house, several buildings (currently in use as museums) and a chapel. The property is currently for sale on idealista for 15 million euros for some lucky buyer who wants to live like Joffrey or Cersei in their very own castle.
A little bit of history
The most notable architectural style present in this Spanish castle for sale is Gothic-Mudejar, although Arab, Elizabethan and Neoclassical influences can be observed. The origin of the castle is not clear, but some researchers believe that it dates back to the 8th century and that it was the work of Abd-al Rahman I; others, however, attribute it to Almanzor (10th century).
Unfortunately, there are no remains of those times and we have to go back to the 12th and 13th centuries to date the pointed arches on the west side of the Patio de Armas. Put simply, in the fourteenth century, it was the dwelling of the Monarchs of Aragon. In the 15th century, John II handed it over to Don Alvaro de Luna. Later, it was acquired by the Catholic Monarchs, who gave it as a dowry to a niece. In this way, it became part of the heritage of the Velasco family, Condestables de Castilla, who adapted the castle to the taste of the time. In the 19th century, it belonged to the Catholic branch of the Hohenzollern family and in 1856 it passed into the hands of José Galofré, painter and honorary secretary of Queen Isabel II. Later, it became the property of the Marquises of Quintanar and can now be bought on idealista.