Attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Segovia

Acueducto

Segovia's most recognisable symbol is El Acueducto (Roman Aqueduct), an 894m-long engineering wonder that looks like an enormous comb plunged into Segovia. First raised here by the Romans in the 1st century AD, the …
Top Choice Cathedral in Segovia

Catedral

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 …
Top Choice Castle in Segovia

Alcázar

Rapunzel towers, turrets topped with slate witches' hats and a deep moat at its base make the Alcázar a prototype fairy-tale castle – so much so that its design inspired Walt Disney's vision of Sleeping Beauty's cas…
Square in Segovia

Plaza Mayor

The shady Plaza Mayor is the nerve centre of old Segovia, lined by an eclectic assortment of buildings, arcades and cafes and with an open pavilion in its centre. It's also the site of the catedral and the regional …
Church in Segovia

Iglesia de Vera Cruz

This 12-sided church is one of the best preserved of its kind in Europe. Built in the early 13th century by the Knights Templar and based on Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it once housed a piece of the Ve…
Museum in Segovia

Museo Gastronómico

This engaging little private museum takes you through the wonderful world of Spanish foods, with a focus on those from the Segovia region. There are sections on local cheeses, wines, cured meats, ponche segoviano an…
Museum in Segovia

Centro Didáctico de la Judería

This interpretation centre and museum provides a fascinating history of the Jewish community in Segovia. It occupies the former 15th-century home of one of the community's most important members, Abraham Seneor. The…
Convent in Segovia

Convento de San Antonio El Real

About 1.3km southeast of the aqueduct, this was once the summer residence of Enrique IV. The Gothic-Mudéjar church has a splendid ceiling. It's still a working monastery and inhabited by an order of Franciscan nuns.
Church in Segovia

Iglesia de San Martín

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 gallery. The interior boasts a Flemish Gothic chapel.
Monastery in Segovia

Monasterio de Santa María del Parral

Ring the bell to see part of the cloister and church; the latter is a proud, flamboyant Gothic structure. The monks chant a Gregorian Mass at noon on Sundays, and at 1pm daily in summer.