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One day in Segovia



  • Segovia Cathedral

Have you heard about the Aqueduct and the Alcázar of Segovia? Segovia is a World Heritage City, and the visit is well worthwhile just to see these wonders. However, the city has more to offer: This route offers a way to get to know the city in one day.


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One day in Segovia


MORNING (10.30 AM – 1 PM)

Segovia is very close to Madrid so if you go from there, one of the most recommended options is to take an AVE (high speed) train from the Atocha station. First stop in Segovia: the spectacular Aqueduct. Take a picture at the monument. Did you know that the rocks are joined without any type of material? Next we suggest a walk towards the Jewish Quarter along Calle Cervantes, and continuing until reaching Puerta de la Luna, which leads onto the Paseo del Salón avenue. From here there is a stunning panoramic view of the city's green belt. If you go up the Puerta del Sol you will arrive at the old Main Synagogue. Once you have enjoyed the Jewish Quarter, it is time to go inside the Cathedral, which is already spectacular from the outside.

One day in Segovia


MIDDAY (1 – 5 PM)

Now it's lunch time. You'll find a host of restaurants in the streets leading off the Plaza Mayor Square and in the Plaza del Azoguejo Square. When you order, don't miss the typical dishes such as roast suckling pig. After a relaxing meal, you can go to the Alcázar. It will look like a castle from a fairy tale: As well as visiting its interior, it is definitely worthwhile to climb to the top of the tower (152 stairs), the view is incredible. Tradition has it that the view of the city from the highest part of the Alcázar makes it look like a ship, with the Alcázar at the prow, the Cathedral as the main mast, and the Aqueduct as the anchor cast into the sea.

One day in Segovia


AFTERNOON (5 – 8.30 PM)

Segovia is surrounded by a stretch of greenery that is lovely for taking a walk. A good way to spend the afternoon is to go down from the Alcázar to the Eresma River, and cross the bridge to visit the church of Vera Cruz, the Fuencisla shrine and the Convent of the Carmelitas Descalzas. There are signposted itineraries. Buying souvenirs It's time to go back to the walled city and pick up a few souvenirs. Once you have passed the Poets' Garden, go to the Plaza Mayor Square to find all sorts of souvenirs.

One day in Segovia


NIGHT

Yes, there's one unforgettable way of rounding off your day, and that is having a wonderful dinner against a backdrop of the illuminated Aqueduct. Try some delicious wild mushrooms or tasty Cantimpalos chorizos. Afterwards, if you want to get a taste of Segovia's nightlife, there are numerous venues in the San Millán area playing the latest music.

One day in Segovia


THINGS TO REMEMBER

You can rent bicycles in the Plaza Mayor Square – a great way to enjoy the city's green belt. In the Visitor Reception Centre in the Plaza Azoguejo Square you can hire guides to show you around the whole city and its monuments. You can purchase a sightseeing card to explore the city. http://www.turismodesegovia.com/es/entrevista-a-claudia-de-santos-tarjeta-turistica