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Top Choice Spanish in Segovia

Casa Duque

Cochinillo asado has been served at this atmospheric mesón (tavern) since the 1890s. For the uninitiated, try the menú de degustacion (€37), which includes cochinillo. Downstairs is the informal cueva (cave), where …
Top Choice Castilian in Segovia

Mesón José María

Offers fine bar tapas and five dining rooms serving exquisite cochinillo asado and other local specialities – most of which, including the suckling pig, are displayed in the window. The bar is standing-room only at …
Top Choice Jewish in Segovia

Restaurante El Fogón Sefardí

Located within the Hospedería La Gran Casa Mudéjar, this is one of the most original places in town. Sephardic Jewish cuisine is served either on the intimate patio or in the splendid dining hall with original 15th-…
Top Choice Aqueduct in Segovia


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 Castle in Segovia


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…
Top Choice Cathedral 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 …
Italian in Segovia

La Almuzara

If you're a vegetarian, you don't need to feel like an outcast in this resolutely carnivorous city. La Almuzara offers a dedicated vegetarian menu, as well as pizzas, pastas and 17 innovative salads. They're not too…
Pastelería in Segovia

Limón y Menta

This patisserie just off Plaza Mayor is a good place to indulge in your passion for ponche segoviano, a rich, lemon-infused sponge cake coated with marzipan and topped in icing sugar with a distinctive criss-cross p…
Wine Bar in Segovia

La Tasquina

This wine bar draws crowds large enough to spill out onto the pavement, nursing their good wines, cavas (sparkling wines) and cheeses.
Notable Building in Segovia

Casa de los Picos

A grand Renaissance mansion with a diamond-patterned facade that's home to a school of applied arts and also hosts free contemporary art exhibitions (although it's not always open to visitors).