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
The experience was great! Both guides Alfonso and Nuria were extremely knowledgeable ( going into incredible details during the trip). Alfonso also helped with tips in Madrid with rooftops and paella places - ask him as he knows a lot! Thank you for the walk and amazing historical details.
I was picked up on time from my hotel in Segovia. It was fascinating watching the balloon being readied. I have mobility issues but the team and passengers helped me in and out of the basket. The flight itself was great. I suffer from vertigo but it was brilliant. Would recommend to anyone.
Such a great day trip to Toledo and Segovia. The bus was comfortable and our guide was so great! I think her name was Stephie? She was very knowledgeable and had answers for every question asked.
I really like the tour and specifically our English speakers tour guide, she was very knowledgeable and could answer any questions about the history and building architecture.
The trip was very well organized and the tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend for all visitors in Madrid.