Top attractions in Segovia
7 Places to Visit in and Around Segovia
If medieval architecture, Gothic cathedrals, and Romanesque churches are up your alley, you need to visit Segovia. The attractions in Segovia are rooted in its past, making tourism both fascinating and educational. A real jewel in Spain's crown.
1. Alcázar de Segovia
This castle is located in the old town and if you think it looks like a scene from a movie, all turrets and twisting stairways, you're right - it inspired Disney!
2. Aqueduct of Segovia
This feat of Roman engineering is shrouded in mystery - it's so old no one has yet managed to date it! Local legend has it that Satan himself built it, in a single night, no less.
3. Segovia Cathedral
A trip to Spain is often punctuated by cathedrals and churches, but save your energy for this one - it's one of the very best. Tours are in Spanish and take in the artwork.
4. Monasterio del Parral
The monastery opens from 11:00AM to 5:00PM, unless you book a group tour through the Segovia tourism office. It offers great views across the walled city, so take a camera.
5. Casa de los Picos
This unusual building, decorated with hundreds of granite peaks, is worth a walk-by, as part of a wander around the capital, or along a shady walk towards the aqueduct.
6. La Muralla (Ramparts)
Play medieval knight here, with a walk around the famed and historic walls of Segovia. Enjoy pretty views and learn about the city's history – entry with audio guide is 1.50€.
7. Plazuela de San Martín
This small, charming plaza offers a statue of Juan Bravo and the 14th-century Torreón de Lozoya. There's also plenty of nearby shops and restaurants to help soak up the atmosphere.
Planning Your Visit
Day Trips to Segovia
Segovia is a popular day trip destination from Madrid (it's around an hour's drive), as there's plenty to see and do here and much of it can be squeezed into a day. Do a bit of planning to work out how long you need - history or architecture buffs may want a little longer to explore.
Eat your way through Segovia
This city offers delicious food at cheaper prices than nearby Madrid. Try the local suckling pig or bean stew for a real taste of the region.
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- Best time to visit
- If you can, try to visit in the fall when the temperatures are warm but mild, and there are two large festivals on offer.
Other Sightseeing Options in Segovia
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What people are saying about Segovia
Our guide was awesome. Not only did he give the history of each of the places we visited, but he inserted quite a bit of humor into his talk. Just overall enjoyable. My only issue was with the description and the fact that it said you would have four hours free after the guided part ended. It was closer to six hours. Segovia is not big enough to wander around and have lunch or dinner for six hours. I opted to do a second tour to Avila which made the afternoon fly.
great tour, David was very knowledgeable and helpful, the waitress (didn't catch her name) could work a little on her attitude, but in general a good experience, was a little rushed but the itinerary was extensive and you can't always plan for people being late, perfect if you want to take a quick look to the important places and have an idea of the history, in case you want to dig deeper in other time, would recommend!
Totally worth the value. Ivan was very knowledgable and friendly, and spoke english and spanish very well. The tour was planned out very well and gave us a lot of information and enough time on our own to explore different shops and cafes and other sights that we wanted to see. Would recommend to anyone for a great day trip.
The tour is perfect! The bus is comfortable, the tour guide speaks several languages and her English was perfect. The lunch was fabulous and super yummy. The amount of time given to tour each town was just right and we were able to fit some tourist shopping in too.
We were very pleased with everything except that we had expected the lecture about each of the locations to be longer than 2 - 3 minutes. We suggest you add the words "very brief" to your on-line description of what's included in the tour or lengthen the talk.