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Top tourist attractions in Segovia

The Top 14 Segovia Tourist Attractions

You are going to spend 1 day in Segovia during your vacation in Spain and you are looking for ideas and the best attractions in Segovia to ensure you make the most out of your time. Let us help you with our list of top things to enjoy in Segovia

Segovia is located at a bit more than one hour´s drive from Madrid and it holds some of Spain´s top sights!. It is a must-see destination in Spain so in case you hesitate to visit we strongly recommend you do. You will not regret it!

Segovia 4 main touris attractions


Cathedral of Segovia

Segovia is without a doubt one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. One of it’s many attractions is the Cathedral, the latest of the Gothic cathedrals in Spain. … Read More


Roman aqueduct of Segovia

The roman aqueduct of Segovia’s landmarks and ranks amongst Spain’s top attractions. It is with no doubt one of the finest structures in the world from Roman times … Read More

Views of the Alcazar in Segovia

Alcazar de Segovia

The Alcazar de Segovia is one Segovia’s top attractions. Segovia, 1 hour drive north-west of Madrid, is a mid-sized city which offers amazing heritage and excellent gastronomy. The Alcazar de Segovia is amongst the most visited attractions in Spain. … Read More

Segovia town walls

Though these walls do not reach the beauty of the walls of Avila, they offer however an impressive perspective on some areas.  This is for sure of of the top sights in segovia. 

The walls of Segovia extended from the Alcazar and were built after Segovia had been seized by the Moors. Three of the old seven gates still stand and are in very good condition: San Cebrián, Santiago and San Andrés. 

Mansions and palaces in Segovia

Segovia is home to many palaces and fantastic mansions. In the district known as Canongia, which is close to the Alcazar, you will find an area full of Romanesque-style houses which is actually one of the best-preserved civil architecture with Romanesque style districts in Europe. Some of the houses have still their old portals and abutments and round arches.

Some of the best examples can be found near the walls: fortress houses with defensive towers, galleries, decorated façades, inner courtyards, and mudejar roofs. A good example is the Casa del Marques de Lozoya, which was built to defend the town walls. It has a battlement tower and arrow slits.  The tower of the Casa de Arias Davila has wonderful patterns on the walls and a cornice with arrow slits which is supported by images of dogs.

La Casa de los Picos is one of the most famous attractions in Segovia. It is so-called due to the faceted stones in the façade, which produce a charming effect. The House of Don Alvaro de Lunas has fantastic gothic windows and a courtyard and the 18th century Town hall is located at the Plaza Mayor and it is a very good example of Spanish Herreriano style (the most famous example of Herreriano style is found at the Escorial Monastery not far from Segovia)

Casa de los Picos

This striking 15th-century mansion is one of the buildings that most stands out when you are exploring the winding streets of the center of Segovia. The house stands out because it is covered in spikes and looks more like a fort than an urban palace. 

The Casa de Los Picos nowadays houses the Segovia Art School and a rotation collection of art that changes every so often. 

Segovia churches

Religious architecture is one of the key sights in Segovia. There are some fantastic churches in Segovia besides the Cathedral. The Church of San Martín dates from the 12th century and it was built on top of what was a Morarabic church. It has porticoes on three sides and beautiful arcades and capitals. Romanesque decorations and sculptures and a Gothic triptych and tombs. The Chruch of Vera Cruz was founded by the Knight Templar in the 13th century. It is a unique religious building in the late Romanesque style. It has 12 sides and was modeled following the Church of the holy sepulcher in Jerusalem.  It has an outstanding carved wooden Christ.

Other interesting churches include San Esteban (13th century, Romanesque), San Millán and San Just

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente

The Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art is housed within what was once the Palace of Enrique IV, a building declared an asset of cultural interest located in the historic center of Segovia, in Castilla y León.

The museum currently also fills an old Hospital founded in 1548 by Pedro López de Medina and his wife Catalina de Barros, to which the Renaissance chapel with the original Mudejar coffered ceiling and the recumbent statues of its founders belongs, which in currently performs the functions of the museum’s auditorium.

The modern exhibit spaces are dedicated to the collection of 153, which include oil paintings, collages, drawings, small sculptures, and works in other media. 

El Parral monastery in Segovia

Visitors to the Alcazar in Segovia always wonder about this other fantastic local attraction. This is the most important monastery in Segovia. The monastery of El Parral was founded in 1447. The monastery is located in a very special location outside the walls. The views of the monastery from the Alcazar are fantastic. The façade bears large escutcheons of the Villena family. The tower has Gothic carvings and windows. The main chapel is built in the plateresque style and it is a fantastic example of this style. Figures of the 12 apostles and the altarpiece adorned with numerous sculptures are examples of late Gothic sculptural finesse and the decorative elements of the early Renaissance respectively. On either side of the church, we find the tombs of the founders of the monastery; Don Juan de Pacheco and Doña María de Portocasro; they both boast alabaster carvings. The cloister is Gothic. The refectory has wonderful paintings.

The Jewish Quarter in Segovia

The old Jewish quarter s can be found between the Plaza de la Merced and the Plaza del Socorro. This little slice of Segovia features a distinctive medieval ambiance, and it is filled with hints and details that reveal its Sephardic past. 

In the Jewish quarter you will find the Corpus Christi Convent, which seems odd at first until you are told that this Christian building was originally a synagogue, built in the 13th century. This amazing medieval building can be visited and you still features its original decoration, such as columns decorated with pineapples and scrolls. There are 5 synagogues in total in Segovia, but this one is by far the best-preserved. 

Another main attraction of the Jewish quarter of Segovia is the old Butcher house which is now the Museo de Segovia, a museum of fine arts, ethnography, and archaeology. 

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor in Segovia is located near the Cathedral and it is the meeting point of many Segovianos who enjoy a coffee at one of the terraces. The Town hall is located in the Plaza Mayor. Another outstanding building is the Theatre Juan Bravo. From the aqueduct, you will need to take the famous Calle real to get to the Plaza Mayor. La Calle Real is in itself one of the cities top attractions: La casa de los Picos, La plaza de Juan Bravo or the Mirador de Canalejas, where you will enjoy great views of Segovia.

Gastronomy museum and roasters

Segovia is famous in Spain not only for the impressive aqueduct but also due to its gastronomy and this is for sure one of the top attractions to enjoy in Segovia. Suckling pig is the city´s top specialty and we can guarantee you have not tasted meat as tender as the one served in Segovia! There is a gastronomy museum that provides an interesting history of local traditions related to food. Some of the most famous roasters include Cándido (right next to the aqueduct), Jose María and Casa Duque.

Casa de La Moneda Segovia

On the banks of the Eresma river that runs just outside the city of Segovia, near the Alcazar, you will find the Real Casa de la Moneda de Segovia. This imposing and attractive building was built during the 16th century, which makes it one of the oldest examples of such buildings in the country. This building was once the Royal Mint and was the place where the countries legal tender was produced. The Casa de la Moneda de Segovia was originally founded by Felipe II and designed by famous Spanish architect Juan de Herrera.

The building served as the main mint of Spain between 1586 and 1869 and now houses a museum on the history of coin production in Spain. The building’s original hydraulic system is still intact, with a dam on the Eresma River.

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