Segovia is a city in Castilla y León, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its varied history has left some iconic monuments in the city. Among those that stand out are, the imposing Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, the Alcázar and the city's Cathedral. Isabel the Catholic Queen was proclaimed Queen of Castile in this city, which proved to be a key moment in the history of Spain, but it has also been home to mystics; such as Juan de la Cruz and Teresa de Jesús, of warriors; such as Juan Bravo, and of famous writers including Antonio Machado. In addition, we must not forget that the first book in Spain was printed in Segovia. All this history, these characters and the events that unfolded give us a clue to the splendour and importance of this city and how it has been marked by the passage of time; the way of life in Segovia and its people still proudly reflect this history. The gastronomy of Segovia is another point that deserves mention, the suckling pig from Segovia, the broad beans de la Granja and the Segovian punch are just some examples of the city's most well-known and typical dishes. Segovia is one place that should definitely be on your list.
If you don't have much time to visit Segovia, at Nativics we have prepared this getaway so that you can discover the most relevant places of interest in the most optimal way. Segovia is a medieval walled city full of history, culture and excellent gastronomy that is easily explored on foot. It includes 1 night's accommodation in a hotel in the city center, tickets to the emblematic Alcázar and the itinerary with the main monuments, including the Segovia aqueduct.
Thinking of enjoying a weekend in Segovia? At Nativics we have prepared this trip specoally so you can discover the most beautiful places of interest in Segovia.
Segovia is a medieval walled city full of history, culture and with excellent gastronomy that is easily explored on foot. included is 1 night of accommodation in a hotel in the city center, tickets to the emblematic Alcázar and the itinerary with the main monuments, including the Segovia aqueduct.
The Alcázar of Segovia is a medieval fortress where the Castilian court was based for centuries. It dates from the 12th century, although it is thought that it may have been built much earlier, during Roman times, since the granite is the same as that used in the Segovian aqueduct. It looks like a fairy tale castle and is a symbol of the city. Currently you can visit its interior and discover the medieval palace and its different rooms, the museum and the Tower of Juan II. The castle also has two courtyards: the Clock Courtyard and the Arms Courtyard.
The Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos is located in Segovia. From its green meadow you can appreciate the magnificent views of the imposing Alcázar of Segovia.
The Plaza del Medina del Campo de Segovia is also known as the Plaza de las Sirenas due to the sculptures that are found in it which have nothing to do with the sirens that we are used to seeing in fairy tales. Rather these sirens are a mix of the body of a lion and a woman with a crown and veil, more similar to a sphinx. You will also find In the statue of Juan Bravo, a politician, military man and alderman of Segovia in the 15th century.
The Tower located in the Plazuela de San Martín in the city of Segovia. This defensive house was built in the 14th century and was modified into a Renaissance palace in the 17th century. It is currently used as an exhibition hall.
The church has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and is located in the Plazuela de San Martín, next to the Plaza de Medina del Campo where the statue of Juan Bravo and the Torreón de Lozoya stand. The church of San Martín is Romanesque in style and has three naves with three bays each, a transept with a brick dome and three apses, as well as a huge brick bell tower. The most outstanding feature is undoubtedly its exterior, where we find various sculptures representing different mythical scenes of Christianity, including the Nativity.
The Juan Bravo theater is located in the Plaza Mayor of Segovia, next to the Town Hall. It stands out for its unusual pink facade.
Segovia Cathedral, built between the 16th and 18th centuries, is one of the latest Gothic cathedrals in Spain and Europe. Its full name is Santa Iglesia Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y de San Frutos and it is located in the Plaza Mayor . Its slender structure consists of 3 naves in the shape of a Latin cross, it is 33 meters high, 50 meters wide and 105 meters long. It stands out for its apse and its interior ambulatory but, above all, for its tower.
Building located in the city of Segovia that owes its name to its facade full of diamond-shaped points (peaks) that stand out in an orderly manner. Legend has it that under these 360 peaks there is a hidden treasure. It was built in the 15th century by Juan de la Hoz as a mansion for Pedro López de Ayala and his family. Currently and since 1977, it is the headquarters of the School of Applied Arts of Segovia.
The Segovia Aqueduct is a Roman aqueduct dating from the 2nd century AD. Although the exact date is not known, it is believed to be from the time of the Flavians (after 112 AD). Its excellent state of conservation and its construction made with granite ashlars without mortar between them is striking. and somewhat surprising considering that it has 20,400 stone blocks and 167 arches. This demonstrates the magnificent work of engineering, the force is distributed in such a way that it achieves a perfect balance that has been maintained for almost two millennia. Its maximum height is 28.10 meters and its route begins at the Palacio de la Granja until it reaches the El Caserón cistern. This impressive Roman feat of civil engineering had the function of bringing water from the Sierra to the city and has become an emblem of the city.
From Nativics we have prepared this medieval route by car for 5 days through the cities of Toledo, Ávila, Salamanca and Segovia. All of them were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It includes 4 nights of accommodation in the two Castillas with one hotel night in each city for you to enjoy day and night and the best itinerary with suggestions and practical advice.
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