A walled village where cars are not permitted, Pedraza, located at 40 minutes drive from Segovia, is said to be the birthplace of the Emperor Traian himself! and is one of the towns in Segovia and near Madrid with a highly individual character.
Pedraza is reknown thanks to its well-preserved beauty, its main square, its many restaurants (asadores) and artisan shops. Many local visitors arrive every weekend to enjoy a walk, meal and quality shopping…
The Plaza Mayor, a typical example of architecture from Castile Leon, with its fine colonnades, is one of the most beautiful squares in
Castile and together with other smaller squares, streets, mansions and palaces, make Pedraza a really worth seeing spot in Segovia. Some restaurants offer the chance to enjoy a meal in gardens or terraces next to the well-preserved medieval town walls.
The castle of Pedraza is a massive, austere castle that stands on an enormous outcrop of rock. It was built in Gothic style and restored around 1430 by Don Pedro Fernández de Velasco. There is a long row of embrasures in themassive, bare outer walls. Inside are various sculptures, paintings and antique furniture, including a few works by famous painter Ignacio de Zuloaga.
This church of San Juan, with a tall Romanesque tower, was rebuilt in the
17&18C and contains interesting 17C sculptures