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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.

Alcázar de Segovia

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!

Aqueduct of Segovia

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.

Segovia Cathedral

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.

Monasterio del Parral

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.

Casa de los Picos

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.

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€.

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 Segovia 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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • 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.

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What people are saying about Segovia

Short but great experience in Segovia and Toledo!

Our guide Beny gave us a short but thorough introduction to the touristic spots in Segovia and Toledo. We were given some time to explore on our own after the guided tours.

Spectacular Alcazar, aqueduct, walls and scenery.

The coach was 30 minutes departing from Madrid but from then on everything was well organised. Our guide was very well informed and communicated well, both history and organisational details.

Segovia and Avila: Full-Day Tour from Madrid Reviewed by Anonymous, 05/24/2019

Interesting cities - good and knowledgeable guide

We saw the highligts of the two cities - with a very knowledgeable guide, and also with time to walk around on our own in Segovia - a nice mix. A good way to see the key sights when you can't take a full day to each city. They would merit it!

Very nice, instructive and efficient trip!

An excellent organization, Benny (Benito Aquillar - a great Spanish name! :) was an excellent guide with a very good English accent and with extremely complete information and a special sense of humor. Benito was the best possible guide! The driver drove elegantly and was always on time in the meeting places, we had lunch time, enough time to buy souvenirs, to take pictures. A great one-day trip! Thanks to GetYourGuide and the travel agency chosen for this trip!

Good for quick trips to each town if you want to combine.

Trip was a success with my family-two adults and two teenagers Only suggestion was in Segovia it takes 25 minutes to walk from Alcázar to meeting spot at aqueducts. This information should have been relayed clearly. There wasn’t enough time to see castle and make it back to meeting point. Just be aware of the time. Otherwise, a pleasant and informative day trip from Madrid. Well worth the money!