Real Casa de la Moneda
Historic Building in Segovia
The Royal Mint was founded by Philip II and designed by Juan de Herrera. The building operated as a mint between 1586 and 1869.
It now holds two museum spaces: the Museum of the Casa de la Moneda about the history of coin production in Spain and the Aqueduct Interpretation Centre.
The original hydraulic system of the building is still intact, with a dam in the Eresma river.
Located beside the Eresma River and the Alcázar palace, it is the oldest example of industrial architecture still existing in Spain. Part of the hydraulic system is on display in the outdoor courtyard, with a reproduction of the wooden channels and waterwheels which today, as in the 16th century, power the machinery.
The Aqueduct Visitor Centre is a modern, interactive, multimedia space with information on the 2,000 years of history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visiting Real Casa de la Moneda
Monday and Tuesday closed.
From Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.