A small town from medieval flavor linked, thanks to one of its main attractions, to a fascinating legend that combines the creation of an important infrastructure with the defeat of an authentic, esoteric curse.
Just two hours from cosmopolitan Madrid is located Segovia, a place so suggestive and rich in beauties to be discovered that it has been included in the prestigious list of World Heritage Sites UNESCO. Let's get to know it better through the top ten of its attractions.
- Roman Aqueduct
- Catedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y of San Frutos
- Casa de Los Picos
- Wall of Segovia
- Church of the Vera Cruz
- House of the Sun
- Jewish quarter / Iglesia del Corpus Christi
- Clamores Valley
- Real Casa de la Moneda
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1 - Roman aqueduct
It is the number one attraction of the city built, according to an ancient legend, by none other than from diavolo, eager to possess the soul of a young girl, finally pardoned by the Lord. In fact, theAqueduct of Segovia it is the work of the ancient Romans who built it, tall and powerful, without using even a coat of mortar. The Aqueduct, together with the old city, has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites UNESCO.
- on foot (just 12 minutes from the center), along Av. del Padre Claret / CL-601a towards the northwest
- you can schedule a visit to the attraction on any day
- full € 6,00. Free admission for children under 5 years
2 - Alcázar
If you are looking for a fairytale day, you will not be able to resist the charm of one of the monuments - sorry, "the" monument - of excellence in all of Segovia: the Alcázar. Its regal structure, its strategic position, the sumptuous elegance of its interiors have made the eyes of young and old shine, and inspired the creation of the most important manors in filmography disneyana! It is not difficult to understand since the fortress, with its main tower surrounded by 10 semicircular turrets, the architectural style clearly Gothic (despite the renovations) and the furnishings that recall the twelfth century, including period tapestries and gilded ceilings, it seems to have come out of the world of fairy tales.
- by car in less than 10 minutes from the center of Segovia, via Paseo Santo Domingo de Guzmán
- Mon-Sun 10am - 00pm
- full € 8,00; reduced € 3,50 (students, children 5 - 16 years, large families, 33% disabled, pensioners); free admission for children up to 5 years, disabled at 65%)
3 - Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y of San Frutos
Simply known as the "Segovia Cathedral", the imposing building is one of the few Gothic-style religious buildings in Europe. Recognizable thanks to the unusual yellow color of its external walls, the Cathedral of Segovia stands imposingly in the center of the old city, offering a privileged view on the site, which can be enjoyed from the tower of the building. The particular stained glass windows, the statues and the paintings enliven the interior, fully capturing the interest of tourists, even those who are not "fond of" religious works. Finally, the visit to the very rich Archive room of the Cathedral.
- from the center of Segovia, by car heading southeast on Av. del Padre Claret / CL-601a
- Mon-Sat 09:30 - 19:00. Sunday 13:00 - 19:00
- € 3,00. The entrance to the tower has a surplus of € 5,00
4 - Casa de Los Picos
An unusual architecture, with the walls characterized by a picturesque three-dimensional pyramid motif make Casa de Los Picos the ideal location for a well-known art school, as well as for numerous art exhibitions often hosted in beautiful Segovia.
- on foot, heading northwest on Av. del Padre Claret / CL-601a
- always accessible
- based on the exhibitions hosted, otherwise free
5 - Muralla de Segovia
The symbol of a fortified city is, without a doubt, its indestructible walls. Built around 1088, the "muralla" is today one of the attractions most targeted by tourists, who do not waste time to undertake a pleasant but, at the same time, demanding walk (especially in the summer months), enjoying a unique view of the town .
- by car, following Av. del Padre Claret and Paseo Santo Domingo de Guzmán to Calle Dr. Velasco
- always accessible
- free, free visit
6 - Iglesia de la Vera Cruz
The religious buildings are real "gems" of Segovia. Not far from the Alcàzar, not far from the city center, we can come across this living testimony of Templar presence in Segovia: the Iglesia de la Vera Cruz. Small, but really fascinating, at first sight it may seem shabby; in fact, part of its charm is its apparent decadence.
- by car, towards Paseo Santo Domingo de Guzmán, it can be reached in 8 minutes
- Tue-Sun 10:30 am - 13:30 pm; 16:00 - 18:00
- full € 2,00; € 1,25 for groups. Free admission on Tuesday afternoon
7 - Casa del Sol
A dive into the history of the Iberian city through finds, artistic works, testimonies. Another essential stop during your stay in Segovia is the Casa del Sol, il city museum really well organized and whose entrance fee, compared to other similar institutions in the rest of Europe, is really derisory.
- by car, reach Paseo Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The museum is just 9 minutes away
- Tue-Sat 10:00 - 14:00; 16:00 - 19:00; Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
- € 1,00
8 - Jewish quarter / Iglesia del Corpus Christi
visit Jewish quarter of Segovia is a unique experience of its kind. Although the area is part of the city, it is as if it were a second heart of the Iberian town, with its smells, its sounds, its streets characteristic of a people, the Jewish one. The main monument of the district is undoubtedly theChurch of Corpus Christi, the old synagogue of the city, currently converted into a church and can only be visited on certain days.
- by car, in 7 minutes, continuing southeast on Av. del Padre Claret / CL-601a
- the district is always accessible, while the church can be visited Wed-Sun 11:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 19:00
- the neighborhood can be visited for free; the entrance to the church includes a small free offer
9 - Clamores Valley
Inevitable, within our top ten attractions to visit in any European and international destination, the "green" area, in this case proudly represented by Clamores Valley. Ideal location to carve out a moment of relaxation surrounded by greenery after a full immersion in the thousand attractions of Segovia, while continuing to admire the historic ruins and splendid monuments of the city, changing, however, only your point of view.
- by car, along Paseo Santo Domingo de Guzmán, it can be reached in less than 10 minutes
- free, free visit
10 - Real Casa de la Moneda
Curiosities from the world of numismatics royal well catered for by the Real Casa de la Moneda, the picturesque museum dedicated to minting of royal coins, from 1586 to 1869 at the request of King Felipe II, which took place by means of the currently unusual practice of mint, or the technique of creating and reproducing coins in rollers using the power of water.
- by car, heading southeast on Av. del Padre Claret / CL-601a
- Tuesday 10:00 - 14:30; Wed-Sat 10:00 - 18:00; Sunday 10:00 - 15:00
- full € 4,00; reduced € 3,00 (students up to 25 years of age, groups of more than 20 people); free admission for at least 33% disabled and children under 5 years old
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