Top choice in Segovia

Started in 1525 on the site of a former chapel, Segovia's cathedral is a powerful expression of Gothic architecture that took almost 200 years to complete. The austere three-nave interior is anchored by an imposing choir stall and enlivened by 20-odd chapels, including the Capilla del Cristo del Consuelo, with its magnificent Romanesque doorway, and the Capilla de la Piedad, containing an important altarpiece by Juan de Juni. Join an hour-long guided tour to climb the tower for fabulous views.

The Capilla del Cristo Yacente (which has a fine ceiling) and Capilla del Santísimo Sacramento are also especially beautiful, along with the Gothic cloister. The attached Museo Catedralicio (included in admission) will appeal to devotees of religious art.

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1. Plaza Mayor

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Watched over by the catedral, shady Plaza Mayor is the nerve centre of old Segovia, lined by an eclectic assortment of buildings, arcades and cafes and…

2. Centro Didáctico de la Judería

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This interpretation centre and museum in Segovia's old Jewish quarter provides a fascinating history of the Jewish community in Segovia. It occupies the…

3. Iglesia de San Miguel

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On Plaza Mayor, this church – where Isabel was proclaimed Queen of Castile – recedes humbly into the background before the splendour of the cathedral…

4. Casa-Museo de Antonio Machado

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This museum commemorates Antonio Machado, a segoviano and one of Spain's pre-eminent 20th-century poets, who lived here from 1919 to 1932. His former home…

5. Iglesia de San Esteban

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Not far down the hill northwest of the Plaza Mayor, this beautiful church has a lovely, six-level sandstone tower and a baroque interior.

6. Iglesia de San Martín

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The centrepiece of the stunning Plaza de San Martín, this is a Romanesque pièce de résistance, with the segoviano touch of a Mudéjar tower and arched…

7. Plaza de San Martín

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This is one of the most captivating small plazas in Segovia. The square is presided over by a statue of Juan Bravo; the 14th-century Torreón de Lozoya, a…