10 January 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 56

1966, Spain F.N.M.T. (Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - the Royal Mint)
one of a series from Castles of Spain
1 peseta

The Alcázar de Segovia started of as an Arab fort and has served as a royal palace, a state prison, an artillery college, and a military college. It is now a museum. Throughout the Middle Ages it was a favourite residence of the Castilian monarchs. Phillip II was married here and rumour has it Walt Disney used it as his inspiration for Cinderella's castle.
for castles or palaces


  1. Spain has a number of stamps with impressive castles but I had not seen this one before.

  2. The stamp manages to make it look enormous even in a small space.

  3. I love the sky on this stamp.

  4. Yes, a lot of castles on Spanish stamps. But I love these old ones themost.