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Top Choice Cathedral in Sigüenza

Catedral de Santa María de Sigüenza

Rising up from the heart of the old town is the city’s centrepiece – the cathedral. Begun as a Romanesque structure in 1130, work continued for four centuries as the church was expanded and adorned. The largely Goth…
Top Choice Spanish in Sigüenza

Calle Mayor

A standout meal stop between the cathedral and castle, be sure to order the simple starter of tomatoes which are grown in the owner's backyard. Mains here tend to be traditional with local roasted meats, such as goa…
Spanish in Sigüenza

Bodega Sigüenza

Offers a limited menu of traditional Castilla-La Mancha recipes in a small but pleasantly intimate space near the castle. A speciality is callos (tripe), but they also serve more familiar (for some) mains, like burg…
Castle in Sigüenza

Castillo de Sigüenza

Calle Mayor heads south up the hill from the cathedral to a magnificent-looking castle, which was originally built by the Romans and was, in turn, a Moorish alcázar (fortress), royal palace, asylum and army barracks…
International in Sigüenza


The perennially busy Atrio across from the cathedral marries rapid service with a good mix of tasty morsels. Fish and chips, burgers, tostas, carrot cake and craft beer can all be procured here. The atmosphere is no…
Tapas in Sigüenza

Gurugú de la Plazuela

Overlooking the small, atmospheric Plazuela de la Cárcel, the speciality of this historical tavern is mushrooms – lots of them – with some 16 varieties on the menu, prepared all sorts of ways. Other choices include …
Tapas in Sigüenza

Alameda Bar de Tapas

Join the local card players at this down-home bar. Its counter groans with tempting tapas and pinchos (canapes), including caracoles (snails) and orejas (pig's ears) for the intrepid, as well as more digestible, alb…
Modern Spanish in Sigüenza


Nöla is located in a grand Gothic Mudéjar mansion that also houses the Casa del Doncel so is a place to linger. The menu stirs up traditional cuisine in the most delightful and innovative ways with dishes like salmo…
Museum in Sigüenza

Museo Diocesano de Arte

Across the square from the cathedral, this well-presented museum houses a mediocre collection of religious art from Sigüenza and the surrounding area. Its saving grace is an Immaculate Virgin hovering over Seville b…
Museum in Sigüenza

Casa del Doncel

This modest museum in a Gothic-Mudéjar mansion is best visited for its guitar-making exhibition with a mock-up guitar workshop and cache of historical instruments. The other exhibits are a little dowdy.