Segovia, a city located in the community of Castilla y León, attracts many visitors for this impressive aqueduct of Roman origin, which has a perfect state of conservation. But this city can offer many other things besides this famous monument that has become its symbol. Do not forget that both the aqueduct and its old town were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In the city of Segovia we have many things to see in just one day. The great advantage of this city is that it is small in size and it will be easy for us to see all its corners. Like other small cities, if we focus on what is of interest, we can enjoy them in just one day.
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The aqueduct of Segovia
This aqueduct creation of the Romans is the most significant part of the city and a great point of interest. The aqueduct carried water to the city, and it is a great feat of engineering by the Romans. It was built in the 15nd century AD. C. during the mandates of Trajano and Adriano. Although its most famous part is the one in the city, the truth is that this aqueduct runs about XNUMX kilometers from the Fuenfría spring in the mountains.
El aqueduct is located precisely in the Plaza del Azoguejo. It is a small and cozy square. If you go down some side stairs you will have incredible views of the aqueduct to be able to take the best photos. In this square you can see some old houses, take pictures of the aqueduct from below and discover some interesting restaurants. Do not forget that Castilian gastronomy has a great reputation.
From the Plaza del Azoguejo we can go to the Plaza Mayor of the city. For this we have to go through one of its best known streets, which is Juan Bravo. In this street is the famous Casa de los Picos. As soon as you see it, you will know why it receives this curious name, and it is that its facade has more than six hundred granite peaks. In this street we can also see the Plaza de Medina del Campo and the church of San Martín. This church is Romanesque in style with Mudejar details and inside it are paintings and the tomb of the Herrera family, an important XNUMXth century family.
The Cathedral and the Plaza Mayor
La Segovia Cathedral is another spectacular monument and it is located in the Plaza Mayor, the most important in the city. The Cathedral of Santa María is the third largest in all of Spain, also known as the Lady of the Cathedrals for its elegance and its dimensions, which attract attention. It was built between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries in a Gothic style in which there are also Renaissance touches. It is possible to visit it for an affordable price and guided tours and even night visits are also organized.
The Alcazar of Segovia
This is another of the incredible monuments that make Segovia a city worth visiting. This fortress was a Roman fort, a royal palace and even a prison. What we have is a palace from the late Middle Ages that stands out for its great elegance and for reflecting the splendor of that Castilian court. When visiting the Alcazar do not miss the Tower of Juan II, which ends in a large panoramic terrace from which you have spectacular views of the city. Inside the fortress you can visit places such as the Chimney Room or the Old Palace Room.
Wall of Segovia
La Segovia wall is not preserved in its entirety, but a large part of it, so it is another part to take into account in the visit. This was a city protected by a wall, which has three access gates, that of San Cebrián, that of Santiago and that of San Andrés. Before there were five gates and apparently there were modifications in the walls, during the many centuries that passed. Be that as it may, this is another important point. At the gate of San Andrés is the information point of the wall, so we can start from there.
El old Jewish quarter It is one of the old parts of the city that arouses great interest. Apparently it is the most charming neighborhood in all of Segovia and it is where the Hebrews lived until the Catholic Monarchs came to power and expelled them. The old Synagogue is one of the places that can be visited in this beautiful neighborhood.
Antonio Machado House Museum
Antonio Machado's devotion to Castilla and its landscapes is well known. He is a well-known author who was living in Segovia for many yearss. That is why in the house where the pension where he lived there is today a museum dedicated to this poet.