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Sepulveda, Segovia

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1 day in Sepulveda

Estimated time to visit: 8 hours to have enough time to enjoy Sepulveda and Las Hoces del Duratón


Sepulveda is a beautiful Segovian town that offers the opportunity to enjoy not just the town, but also great trekking opportunities in the natural reservoir of Hoces del Duraton, home to many vulture families, and one of the most interesting natural parks in the region of Castilla Leon. As part of the Hoces del Duraton you will also be able to enjoy La Ermita de San Frutos and its fantastic scenery

Sepulveda in a nutshell

The old town of Sepulveda, known back in Roman times, is located in the region of Segovia in Castilla Leon. It is located at 60 kilometers from the city of Segovia, capital of the region, and it still has remnants of the medieval town walls and castle, as well as numerous monuments besides its beautiful Plaza Mayor and churches, palaces and mansions. The castle, built by Fernán González, was on several occasions the scene of violent battles, particularly during the war between Alfonso I and his wife Doña Urraca!

The Romanesque church of El Salvador dates back to the 11Century and it offers a beautiful apse and has blind round-arched windows on the outside. The tower also has two round-arched windows. The portico is a typical good example of porticos of the region.

From Sepulveda you will  be able to enjoy trekking in different areas of the Hoces del Duraton park. A great opportunity to combine culture and nature (and gastronomy! in a day)

Getting to the Ermita the San Frutos demands a detour to enjoy small villages and storks… At the end of it a bumpy dirt-road starts. This ends at a parking. The detour is however worth making. The Ermita de San Frutos is located 1 kilometer from the parking. The setting is spectacular: the church is located at the end of a rocky peninsula surrounded by the Hoces.
The 12C Romanesque church of San Frutos was built by Maestro Miguel. It is decorated with blind arcades. You will also find a necropolis next to the castle.
If you enjoy bird watching this is a place for you. Make sure you bring your camera!

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1,5 hour from Madrid and 50 minutes from Segovia