Just 50 mi (80 km) north of Madrid, Segovia transports you back to a distant time in history. From its ancient Roman aqueduct to its 13th century castle, this city is full of symbols representing its inhabitants of the past.
Originally established by the Romans, Segovia later became a summer retreat for Spanish monarchs to hide away in their castle on the hillside. The castle, known as the "Alcazar", was destroyed in the 19th century and rebuilt in the fairytale fashion we see today. It is even rumored to have inspired the fanciful castle of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
Another landmark of Segovia is the cathedral, built in the late Gothic style with many flourishes and adornments to its exterior. Taking nearly 200 years to complete, the cathedral is a monument to the end of the Gothic era and a symbol of Spain's devout Catholic roots, boasting beautiful sculptures and altarpieces.
A great day trip from Madrid, Segovia is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital. An organized tour will get you there without the hassle of bus and train schedules and will help you to navigate this vibrant city. And be sure to bring your walking shoes - the main road through Segovia, known locally as Calle Real, is open to pedestrians only and connects the city's major sights.
Tours & Tickets
See the sun rise around you on an exciting hot-air balloon ride over one of Spain’s gorgeous medieval cities: Toledo or Segovia! Choose the city you want to ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)