Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Around Segovia

Coca Castle

A typically dusty, inward-looking Castilian village 50km northwest of Segovia, Coca is presided over by a stunning, all-brick 15th-century castle, a virtuoso piece of Gothic-Mudéjar architecture complete with a deep…
Palace in Around Segovia

La Granja de San Ildefonso

These magnificent, elaborate baroque gardens – famous for their 28 extravagant fountains depicting ancient myths – date from 1720, when French architects and gardeners, together with some Italian help, began laying …
Castle in Around Segovia

Turégano

Turégano, about 30km north of Segovia, is dominated by a unique 15th-century castle-church complex built by the then archbishop of Segovia, Juan Arias Dávila (who decided to make the town into a personal fortress). …
Square in Pedraza de la Sierra

Plaza Mayor

The evocative 14th-century Plaza Mayor is noteworthy for its ancient columned arcades. There are so many fine angles to get the perfect photo, but only one perfect time: the buildings turn the colour of honey an hou…
Castle in Pedraza de la Sierra

Castillo de Pedraza

At the far (northwestern) end of town – go any further and you'll fall into the valley – stands the lonely Castillo de Pedraza, unusual for its intact outer wall. Begun in the 13th century, it sits atop far older fo…