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10 essential places to visit in Segovia

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This guide of places to visit in Segovia, will help you to know all the points of interest of one of the most essential cities in Spain.
World Heritage and located half an hour by AVE from Madrid, Segovia falls in love at first sight for its fantastic old town that will take you to medieval times.
In addition to visiting architectural gems such as the Aqueduct, the Cathedral or the Alcazar, it is worth climbing the old walls that surrounded the city, losing yourself in the Jewish quarter, reaching the Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos and of course, trying the Famous roast suckling pig.
Although all these tourist spots and charming corners can be visited in one day, we recommend spending the night in the city to enjoy relaxing walks through the most authentic Segovia, when the vast majority of tourists have already left.

Based on the experience of the last time we visited the city, considered one of the best excursions in Madrid, we have made this list of what we think are the 10 essential places to see in Segovia. We start!

1. Aqueduct

The Roman Aqueduct built in the second century and magnificently preserved, is one of the wonders what to visit in Segovia.
This aqueduct, which carried water to the city from a spring located 17 kilometers, impresses with its more than 28 meters high and 167 arches of the part that is in the Plaza del Azoguejo.
In addition to the views that are obtained from this square, we advise you to climb up to the middle of the Cuesta de San Juan to enjoy an even better perspective of one of the great monuments to see in Spain.
A good way to know the history of this aqueduct and the city is to book this guided tour in Spanish that includes the entrance and the guided tour of the Cathedral and the Alcazar.


2. The Alcazar

The Alcazar, located on a hill at the confluence of the Clamores and Eresma rivers, is next to the aqueduct, the main tourist attraction to see in Segovia.
This fairytale castle, which has its origins in Roman times, has been restored and expanded by the different Spanish monarchs throughout the centuries, since its construction in the Middle Ages.
When approaching the Alcazar, the first thing that will catch your attention is the beautiful tribute tower located in the center and flanked by four towers, after crossing a stone bridge to save the moat that surrounds the castle to reach the interior, where you can travel twelve of the palatial rooms perfectly decorated with period furniture.
After visiting the palace, we recommend you go up to the Tower of Juan II, from where you will have magnificent views of the city and the surroundings.
The price of the entrance to El Alcazar is 5.50 euros, plus 2.50 if you want to climb the tower and another 3 euros if you want to visit the audio guide.
After our experience and seeing these prices you may find it profitable to book this guided tour of the city that includes the Alcazar.
Visiting hours: every day from 10am to 7pm from April to September; The rest of the months close one hour earlier.

Vera Cruz Church

If you are going to spend the night in the city after visiting all the places to visit in Segovia, we recommend you to take a quiet walk through the best illuminated places of Segovia such as the Aqueduct, the Cathedral or the Alcazar, which will transfer you to the Middle Ages.
A good option is to book this tour at sunset with a guide in Spanish for the main tourist attractions of Segovia, while explaining its history and curiosities.
The next day nothing better than getting up early to make this balloon ride at dawn and say goodbye with the best view of this World Heritage City.

How to get to Segovia from Madrid

The fastest way to get to Segovia is the AVANT train that leaves from Madrid's Chamartín Station and leaves you at the Segovia Guiomar station in less than half an hour for 14 euros.
Once in Segovia Guiomar you can take bus 11, which will leave you in front of the Roman Aqueduct in 15 minutes for about 2 euros.
Another cheaper option is to take an AVANZA bus at the Moncloa Exchanger that will leave you near the Aqueduct in one hour and twenty minutes for 4 euros.

Other more comfortable and interesting alternatives if you want to know the history of the city and not miss anything important is to book one of these guided tours in Spanish:

For more information about the transfer you can consult this post on how to go from Madrid to Segovia.

Map of the places to see in Segovia essential

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