Spain is packed full of stunning cities and Segovia is no exception. In fact it is one of the most beautiful cities we have visited in this country. Segovia is a UNESCO world heritage site, when you see it you’ll understand why. This city is the epitome of old-worldly picturesque towns, it is best to explore the city by wandering the quaint cobbled streets. Found in the centre of Spain, Segovia is a part of the Castile and León region. The great thing about Segovia is that it is only a 1 hour drive from the capital, Madrid – the perfect day trip location. Add this city to your spanish itinerary! Below is a list of all the things you simply must see in this beautiful city.
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1 – Roman Aqueduct
Firstly, the most defining feature of this town, the roman aqueduct. Two layers of stone arches make up the imposing structure and it is certainly what the city is most famous for. The surrounding areas can be incredibly popular with tourists taking pictures. You’ll find the best view of the aqueduct in Plaza Del Azoguejo, here there is a staircase which lets you get close to the top with stunning views along the arches.
2 – Alcázar
This castle overlooking Segovia looks like it has come straight out of a fairytale. Seriously, if you picture a disney castle, this is it! This castle has a rich history and has served many purposes over the years. It can be found in West Segovia up high on a rocky platform with a great view of the city. Believe it or not the inside is even more beautiful than the outside!
3 – Segovia Cathedral
Elegantly crafted from yellowstone, Segovia Cathedral is a sight to behold. It is both incredibly intricate and extremely grand! You can find the cathedral in Plaza Mayor (the main square), the heart of Segovia. Inside the cathedral you will find many beautiful chapels and stunning stained glass windows, it costs €3 to enter.
4 – Church of San Martin
The church of San Martin is another stunning building in this spanish city. Not only is the church beautiful, the square looking onto it, (Plaza Medina del Campo) has a fantastic, calm atmosphere. Here you can find many places to enjoy some refreshments. You can sit in the sun and marvel at the beautiful old buildings surrounding you.
5 – Shopping Along Juan Bravo
Segovia may not be known for big brand names. It does however have an especially cute shopping street to explore all of the small boutique shops. It is a world away from the huge shopping district in nearby Madrid. Of course they do have some high street brands, but we recommend checking out the little local shops. You never know what you might find inside. Juan Bravo takes you from the aqueduct all the way to the cathedral.
Segovia has a rich history, therefore it is packed with old, cultural buildings as as well as interesting museums. We are not the biggest fans of museums, however if we had spent more time in the city would would have explored a couple. Another area of note is the bullfighting ring, check it out in the summer months to see the bulls in action.
Segovia is a wonderful city best explored on foot. You will be able to take in all of the sights in one jam packed day here. The impressive roman structures and atmosphere will absolutely leave a lasting impression on you. No trip to central Spain is complete without checking out Segovia.
We hope this list helped inspire you to visit this fantastic old city in the Centre of Spain. There are many other great things to do in the nearby cities such as Madrid and Toledo too!
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