15 Things To Do in Segovia

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Segovia is known for the long history and the Roman design and is one of the World Heritage Sites. It stays between the Eresma and Clamores Rivers. Except for its unique design, Segovia owns several Romanesque churches, the Fortress, and Cathedral. Have a look through this list below to discover interesting things you can do when visiting this famous city.

1. The Segovia Aqueduct

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The Segovia Aqueduct is enormous and lies along the city from one side to another. For a very long time, 2000 years, it supports the beauty and water to Segovia. It takes an hour from Madrid and if you come to see its amazing arches, you may feel the charming legacy of ancient Rome which has attracted thousands of traveler yearly.


  • Price: free
  • Adress: Plaza del Azoguejo, 1, 40001 Segovia, Spain
  • Opening Hour: 24 hours a day
  • Tel: +34 921 425 911
  • Website: http://visitsegovia.turismodesegovia.com/

2. Alcazar de Segovia

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Alcazar de Segovia or Segovia Castle is one of the unique architects of Spain since it’s a revelation for Cinderella Castle of Walt Disney. It lies on the ancient Arab site and former Roman fortress. In the middle age, It’s especially important as one of the most beautiful residences of the kings. In the notable room stores various artistic works.


  • Price: Complete ticket: 7 €
    Standard ticket: 5 €
    Groups, Pensioners & Students: 3 €
    3rd Tues of Month: Free
  • Address: Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, 40003 Segovia, Spain
  • Opening Hour: Oct – Mar: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Apr – Sep: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tel: +34 921 46 07 59
  • Website: http://www.alcazardesegovia.com/en/

3. Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos

Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos
Source: Jaime González

The Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos is a beautiful field where you can enjoy a small and warm picnic with your friends and family. The location is near the Alcazar and Vera Cruz so that you can have excellent views while having snacks or delicious meals after visiting other tourism destinations.


  • Price: free
  • Address: Calle de San Marcos, 19, 40003 Segovia, Spain
  • Public Transport: Walking distance from city center.
  • Opening Hour: 24 hours a day
    Preferred: Everyday 09:00 am – 06:00 pm

4. The Old City

There are many things you can visit in the Old City such as Romanesque churches of San Martin, San Juan de Los Caballeros, and San Esteban. Casa de Los Picos is a palace with a particular facade that is built in the 15th century. You will be surprised to see it in the city walls.
Today, the Old City is a walking place. Only authorized vehicles and residents are allowed. It’s free to access, but the cathedral and castle require small fees. The Old City is worth to see.


  • Address: Segovia, Spain
  • Tel: +34 921 420 646
  • Website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/311#_=_

5. Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso

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Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso is an outstanding French style garden, including excellent benches, statues, and urns. Its especial fame is unique water features with spectacular displays, sculpture, magnificent, springs and waterfalls. The most popular fountains are the Fama, the Horse Race, the Fan, the Latona, and the Baths of Diana.


  • Address: Plaza España, 15, 40100 La Granja de S. Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain
  • Opening Hour: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 6:00
  • Tel:+34 921 47 00 19
  • Website: http://www.realsitio.com/#_=_

6. The Cathedral of Segovia

Cathedral of Segovia
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The Cathedral of Segovia is built with the late Gothic style in the early 1500s. It includes a grand throne room for the Queens and Kings to take a rest when visiting, large tapestries, a calm, thoughtful courtyard, and churches in different rooms. This place is an ideal area to think incoherently or review the history.


  • Price: General Entry: €3
    Groups of 20 people or more: €2
    Guided tour: €5
    Sundays 9.30 a.m – 1.15 p.m: Free
  • Address: Plaza Mayor s/n, 40001 Segovia, Spain
  • Opening Hour: Monday to Saturday 09:30 am – 06:30 pm
    Sunday 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
  • Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
  • Tel: +34 921 46 22 05
  • Website: https://catedralsegovia.wordpress.com/#_=_

7. Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso

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If you come to Segovia, you must visit Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso. It’s free and outstanding to see, even in the winter. The best extraordinary thing is the tapestry museum storing collection dates of Queen Isabella la Catolica in the 1400s. You can come to any tourist office to ask a free map of this place, or buy a guide book at the Palacio shop.


  • Price: Free
  • Address: Plaza España, 15, 40100 La Granja de S. Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain
  • Opening Hour: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm
  • Tel: +34 921 47 00 19
  • Website: www.patrimonionacional.es/?language=en

8. Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
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The Plaza Mayor stays in the heart of Segovia with many famous restaurants and cafes inside. It’s a perfect place to take a rest after visiting tourist destinations of the city. Many travelers come here to enjoy their meals while taking a lot of photos. You can also visit the market opening once a week at the Plaza Mayor.


  • Address: Segovia, Spain
  • Tel: +34 921 462 118
  • Website: www.ponchesegoviano.com/la-confiteria/#_=_

9. Calle Real de Segovia

Calle Real de Segovia (Real Street of Segovia) is the main street of this city as well as the historic walk linking the Aqueduct to the Alcazar. There are several souvenir shops, local restaurants and antique shops with the amazing architect surrounding. Walking on this street, you feel the flavor in the 15th, 16th to 20th century. It’s better that you visit at 5 pm and see the buildings before crowding. The area is peaceful and comfortable in the evening when the lights are turned on.


  • Address: Calle de Juan Bravo 40001 Segovia, Segovia, Spain
  • Website: www.segoviaturismo.es/contenido.php?id=70#_=_

10. Iglesia de la Vera Cruz

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Source: Miguel Ángel García.

The Iglesia de la Vera Cruz is an amazing church you should visit to see its Roman architect. The construction is still recognized as the secret thing that nobody can explain. In the 1200s, its owner is the Orden de Malta, also known as members of the Military of Malta. While viewing the church’s beauty, you will find a meaningful sentence: “Before being conscious, you must be free. Freedom precedes consciousness.” After seeing the structure of the church, you should stop in some minutes to admire the beautiful design of the bell tower nearby. It’s also an excellent architect of Segovia.


  • Address: Ctra. de Zamarramala, 40003 Segovia, Spain
  • Tel:+34 921 43 14 75
  • Website: http://www.ordendemalta.es/

11. La Juderia

La Juderia is the old quarter of the ancient Jews including many secret roads and is known as the Jewish quarter. However, the Jews have moved out of this place over four hundred years ago. Today, you can walk on these streets and view the history from the houses’ design. It’s great to have meals at the restaurants here and enjoy the peaceful taste of Segovia.

12. Monasterio de San Antonio El Real

The Monasterio de San Antonio El Real is an outstanding monastery storing a lot of excellent artistic works inside. You should visit here to view its beauty and learn about the history of Segovia. It’s free to entry but welcome to the small volunteer fee. Except for the artistic works and brilliant architect, the monastery is famous for the pond which supports thousands of gallons of drinking water every day.


  • Address: C/ San Antonio El Real, 6, Segovia, Spain
  • Tel: +34 921 420 228
  • Website: www.sanantonioelreal.galeon.com/#_=_

13. Monasterio del Parral

Monasterio del Parral
Source: Marco Chiesa

The Monasterio del Parral stays next to the City Walls, just below the Segovia Alcazar. The Monastery and Church were built in 1450, the reign of the King Henry IV. After the Order of Jeronimo rebuilt it, it becomes a beautiful tourist destination of Segovia. You must take an extended visit to see this area since there is no public transportation. However, it’s worth to walk slowly and admire the historical designs.


  • Address: Calle Del Parral, 2, 40003 Segovia, Spain
  • Tel: +34 921 43 12 98
  • Website: www3.planalfa.es/msmparral/parral/

14. Church of Saint Millan

The Church of Saint Millan is built on the Moorish area of the city in the 12th century. There’s no charge for entry, but you’re welcomed to spend a small volunteer fee. At the first sight, you will satisfy with the amazing nature around the church and its unique design. When stepping inside, you will admire pictures hanging on the walls and the simple altar but unique.


  • Address: Avda. Fernandez Ladreda 26, Segovia, Spain

15. Plaza de Medina del Campo

The Plaza de Medina del Campo stays in the central area of the old district of the city. The ideal location is very fantastic with many brilliant architects around such as the Church of San Martin stays on the west, the Lozoya tower lies on the east, and the statue of Juan Bravo is at the center. That is the great place to learn about the history of Segovia and take excellent photos.


  • Address: Plaza de Medina del Campo, 47400 Segovia,Spain

We hope you have great holidays in Segovia and take a lot of great photos during the journey.

Have a good trip and travel!

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